Sunday 14 January 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ed Howard and Rod Myers.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon.
In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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 Touch of Grace.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 January 1973 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Ed Howard: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons).
- Rod Myers: Conroe, Texas -- Outfielder (KC Royals).
- Lethon Flowers: NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Rod Myers in Conroe: Texas, USA; outfielder (Kansas City Royals).
- Giancarlo Fisichella: Italian race-car driver who drove the Minnardi in Formula One, 1996.
- Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
- Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minutes on BBC TV.
- Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Stevie Wonder - Superstition
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- Donna Fargo - Funny Face
- Kenny Loggins - Your Mama Don't Dance
- Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu
- Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
- Elton John - Crocodile Rock
- The Four Tops - Keeper Of The Castle
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