Monday 12 February 1973
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brendon Mark Cameron in Pirongia and Tara Strong.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crocodile Rock by Elton John.
In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits.
The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Little Princess.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
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Which were the important events of 12 February 1973 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Brendon Mark Cameron in Pirongia: New Zealand; 4km pursuit cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- Tara Strong: Canadian voice actress.
- Gianni Romme: Dutch speed skater.
- Benjamin Frankel: Composer, dies at 67.
- 1st US POWs in North Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
- Ohio becomes the first US state to post distances on signs in System International (Metric) units.
- First US POWs in North Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Crocodile Rock
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Hurricane Smith - Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?
- Deliverance - Dueling Banjos
- Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
- Steely Dan - Do It Again
- Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
- Lobo - Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
- Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
- John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
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