Sunday 12 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.
Enter the Dragon, directed by Robert Clouse, 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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- Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraqi theologian and political leader.
- Joseba Beloki: Spanish cyclist.
- Marcy Borders: American bank clerk (d. 2015).
- Jonathan Coachman: American basketball player wrestler and sportscaster.
- Todd Marchant: Buffalo, New York -- NHL center (Edmonton Oilers).
- Latasha Byears: WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
- Moses Ware: NFL wide receiver (Minn Vikings)
- Richard Reid: British terrorist who attempted to light explosives in his shoe while on flight from Paris to Miami. He was refused boarding on another airline the day before. He was heard to chant or pray out loud before he lit a match on the plane; however the smell of the match alerted a flight attendant and he was subdued by passengers and crew-members and turned over to authorities in Boston, where the plane was diverted.
- Karl Ziegler: German chemist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 for discovery of polyethylene plastics.
- 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury - Cleveland
- Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child and Family Service Golf Opens
- WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider
- Bobby 'Boris' Pickett - Monster Mash
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