Friday 20 April 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn.
In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits.
High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 20 April 1973 ?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Itula Mili: tight end (Seattle Seahawks).
- Todd Hollandsworth in Dayton: Ohio, USA; outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- Todd Hollandsworth: Todd Hollandsworth American baseball player and sportscaster.
- Geoff Lloyd: British radio presenter.
- Lamond Murray: American basketball player: forward, Clippers.
- Robert Armstrong: Baron Armstrong of Ilminster English civil servant and scholar.
- Canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit.
- An Indian Pacific train en route to Perth, derails near Broken Hill, New South Wales, destroying a quarter mile of track.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
- War - The Cisco Kid
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- Carpenters - Sing
- Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
- Anne Murray - Danny's Song
- The Temptations - Masterpiece
- Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer - David Cassidy
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Tweedle Dee
Make this date unforgettable
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 20 April 1973 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?