Thursday 20 December 1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Barry Stokes and Muadianvita Kazadi.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Magnum Force, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
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Which were the important events of 20 December 1973 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Barry Stokes: WLAF offensive linesman (Rhein Fire).
- Muadianvita Kazadi: linebacker (Saint Louis Rams).
- Cory Stillman in Peterborough: Ontario, Canada; NHL center (Calgary Flames).
- Jenny Boucek: WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers).
- Maarja Kangro: Estonian author and poet.
- AL President Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
- Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point.
- Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms.
- The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
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