Saturday 5 May 1973
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Johan Hedberg and Matt Dubuc.
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 Catch Kandy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1973 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Johan Hedberg: Nacka, Sweden -- Hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics - 1998).
- Matt Dubuc: Canadian Football League running back (Toronto Argonauts).
- Muhsin Muhammad: wide receiver (Carolina Panthers).
- Tina Yothers in Whittier: California, USA; actress (Jennifer - Family Ties).
- Casino Versus Japan: American composer.
- Tina Yothers: American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her role in the TV sitcom "Family Ties."
- Casino Japan: American composer and producer
- 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4.
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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