Sunday 21 October 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dan Neil and Derrick Beatty.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Angie by The Rolling Stones.
In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okay S.I.R..
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1973 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Dan Neil: NFL guard (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32).
- Derrick Beatty: CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos).
- Sasha Roiz: TV Actor.
- Lera Auerbach: Russian-American pianist and composer.
- Charlie Lowell: American pianist and songwriter (Jars of Clay).
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
- John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8.
- Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
- The Yom Kippur War ends.
- The United Nations recognizes the independence of Guinea-Bissau.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rolling Stones - Angie
- Cher - Half-Breed
- The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin Man
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
- The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Part 1)
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- Marie Osmond - Paper Roses
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