Thursday 22 February 1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
Fists of Fury, directed by Wei Lo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1973 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Juninho Paulista: Brazilian footballer.
- Kate Sage: Australian field hockey forward (1996 Olympics).
- Kimberly Davies: Melbourne, Victoria -- Actress (Baywatch).
- Einar Kristian Tveita: Norwegian athlete.
- Claus Lundekvam: Norwegian footballer.
- Ntala Skinner in Sun Valley: Idaho, USA; biathlete (Olympics-1994).
- James Christensen: NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons).
- Olivier Girault: French team handball player, who is currently the coach of the Paris Handball team. He retired as a field player in 2008 after the victory of the France national handball team (of which he was the captain) at the Beijing Olympics.
- Scott Phillips: American Drummer Creed
- Philippe Gaumont: French road and track racing classic, he won "Les 4 jours de Dunkerque" and "Gent-Wevelgem", and a bronze medal at the Olympics (1992). Well-known for having confessed to extensive doping. He died aged 40.
- US and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington DC.
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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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