Friday 4 May 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michelle Martinez in Dallas and Edward Hervey.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn.
In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits.
Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Neues vom Kleinstadtbahnhof.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1973 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Michelle Martinez in Dallas: Texas, USA; Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997).
- Edward Hervey: NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys).
- Melissa Boyd: Miss Ohio USA (1996).
- Matthew Barnaby in Ottawa: Canada; NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres).
- Guillermo Barros Schelotto: Argentine footballer.
- Matthew Barnaby: Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- Guillermo Schelotto: Argentinian footballer and coach
- John Madden: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Jane Bowles: American writer and playwright (Born 1917).
- 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS) - Valerie Perrine
- Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
- Wings release Red Rose Speedway in the UK
- Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the Pope.
- First US TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)- Valerie Perrine.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- War - The Cisco Kid
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- Dobie Gray - Drift Away
- Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
- Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
- Carpenters - Sing
- Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
Top #8 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- The Sweet - Hell Raiser
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
- I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer - David Cassidy
- Roger Daltrey - Giving It All Away
- Tweedle Dee - Little Jimmy Osmond
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