Friday 18 May 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tory James and Walter Scott.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder.
In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Catch Kandy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 May 1973 ?
- Tory James: NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32).
- Walter Scott: NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31).
- Markus Brunner: hockey forward (Team Italy 1998).
- Darren Van Impe in Saskatoon: Saskatchewan, Canada; NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).
- David Bailey: WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Brian Heffron: American professional wrestler (''The Blue Meanie'')
- Donyell Marshall: American basketball player and coach
- The Blue Meanie: American wrestler and actor
- Aleksandr Olerski: Estonian footballer (d. 2011)
- Jeannette Rankin: American politician and first U.S.
- Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany.
- WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill.
- Cod War: Joseph Godber, British Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announces that Royal Navy frigates will protect British trawlers fishing in the disputed 50-mile limit round Iceland.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
- Elton John - Daniel
- Paul McCartney - My Love
- Dobie Gray - Drift Away
- Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
- Sylvia - Pillow Talk
- Skylark - Wildflower
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