Wednesday 21 February 1973
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Rolston in Flint and Les Gutches in Medford.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack.
In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits.
Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Upper Crusts.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Lemonade Stand.
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Which were the important events of 21 February 1973 ?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Brian Rolston in Flint: Michigan, USA; NHL left wing (Olympics-1994, New Jersey Devils).
- Les Gutches in Medford: Oregon, USA; 180.
- Justin Sane: American punk musician.
- Jacob M Appel: American bioethicist.
- Brodus Clay: American wrestler and actor.
- Heri Joensen: Faroese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Týr)
- Brian Rolston: American ice hockey player
- Bowie Tsang: Taiwanese singer and actress
- Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
- Chicago Black Hawks play record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out.
- Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
- Deliverance - Dueling Banjos
- Elton John - Crocodile Rock
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
- Steely Dan - Do It Again
- Edward Bear - Last Song
- Lobo - Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
- The O'Jays - Love Train
- John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
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