Friday 13 April 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence.
In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits.
High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 April 1973 ?
- Vesna Misirlic: Bosnian female, three months pregnant when she was shot by six sniper cartridges from Serb gunfire while running across the airport to flee, 5/13/1993, during the siege of Sarajevo.
- Nicolas Jalabert: French road racing cyclist, who turned professional in 1997 with the French team Cofidis.
- Bokeem Woodbine: American actor and producer.
- Aaron Hayden NFL running back (San Diego Chargers: Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31).
- Alexandre A M Stols: publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at age 73.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
- Carpenters - Sing
- War - The Cisco Kid
- Anne Murray - Danny's Song
- The Stylistics - Break Up To Make Up
- Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
- Al Green - Call Me (Come Back Home)
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer - David Cassidy
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Tweedle Dee
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