Sunday 5 August 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern.
In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1973 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Brendan Todd: Australian mistral yachter (1996 Olympics).
- Ed Burman: WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs).
- Sanwar Hossain: Bangladeshi cricketer.
- Giò Di Tonno: Italian singer.
- Justin Marshall: New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster.
- Sean Sherk: American mixed martial artist
- Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
- Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
- USSR launches Mars 6.
- Atlanta Braves' Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0.
- Black September members open fire at the Athens airport 3 are killed, 55 injured.
- South Korean politician Kim Dae-Jung is kidnapped in Tokyo by the KCIA.
- The death of Dean Corll leads to the discovery of the Houston Mass Murders: 28 boys were killed by 3 men.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
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