Friday 16 November 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Howard Smothers and Joe Hudepohl.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) by Eddie Kendricks.
In UK Let Me In by The Osmonds was in the top 5 hits.
Westworld, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 November 1973 ?
- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
- Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
- Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)
- Howard Smothers: NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles).
- Joe Hudepohl: United States -- 800m freestyle relay (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Sedrick Shaw: Running back (New England Patriots).
- Lisa George: Soap Opera Actress.
- Christian Horner: English race car driver and manager.
- Brendan Laney: New Zealand-Scottish rugby player and sportscaster
- Alan Watts: British writer who is most noted for his book, "The Way Of Zen," 1957.
- John Lennon releases Mind Games album
- President Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
- Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
- Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
- U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- Ringo Starr - Photograph
- Billy Preston - Space Race
- Marie Osmond - Paper Roses
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- The Rolling Stones - Angie
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- Jim Croce - I Got A Name
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