Tuesday 17 July 1973
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce.
In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits.
40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1973 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Horacio Llamas: American basketball player; Center, Suns.
- Tony Dovolani: Albanian ballroom dancer.
- Eric Moulds: American football player.
- Liam Sullivan: American comedian and actor.
- Liam Kyle Sullivan: American comedian and actor.
- Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
- King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.
- France resumes nuclear bomb tests in Mururoa Atoll, over the protests of Australia and New Zealand.
- Bruce Lee dies.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
- Paul Simon - Kodachrome
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
- Clint Holmes - Playground In My Mind
- Bloodstone - Natural High
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