Thursday 13 December 1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christie Clark in Los Angeles and Shandon Anderson.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Christie Clark in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Carrie Brady - Days of Our Lives).
- Shandon Anderson: American basketball player, a forward with the Houston Rockets.
- Meghna Gulzar: Indian Hindi-language film director.
- Emre Aşık: Turkish footballer.
- Henry Green: English author (Born 1905).
- MPLA / FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
- World Football League grants first franchise (Detroit Wheels).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Ringo Starr - Photograph
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
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