Tuesday 8 May 1973
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Wolf Wigo and Wolf Wigo in Abington.
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 See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits.
Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann 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 8 May 1973 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Wolf Wigo: Abington, Pennsylvania -- Water polo driver (1996 Olympics).
- Wolf Wigo in Abington: Pennsylvania, USA; water polo driver (Olympics-1996).
- Kris Hudson-Lee: English musician.
- Nicolas Rey: French novelist and daily reviewer on the French television.
- Jonathon Young: TV Actor.
- Hiromu Arakawa: Japanese author and illustrator
- Jesús Arellano: Mexican footballer
- Marcus Brigstocke: English comedian actor and screenwriter
- Ralph Miller: last 19th century baseball player, dies in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at age 100.
- Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
- Indians surrender after holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for ten weeks.
- The Polisario Front, a Sahrawi movement dedicated to the independence of Western Sahara, is formed.
- The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title.
- Bobby Riggs challenged and defeated Margaret Court, the world's #1 women's player, in a nationally-televised tennis match set in Ramona, CA northeast of San Diego. Riggs won 6-2, 6-1 which led to the huge Battle of the Sexes match against Billie Jean King later in the year on September 20.
- ''Skylab'', the United States' first space station, is launched.
- The British House of Commons votes to abolish capital punishment in Northern Ireland.
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
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- War - The Cisco Kid
- Dobie Gray - Drift Away
- Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
- Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- Elton John - Daniel
- Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
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