Thursday 23 August 1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Roe and Jason Clemett.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories.
In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Bang the Drum Slowly, directed by John Hancock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 August 1973 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- James Roe: Wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens).
- Jason Clemett: CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders).
- Malaika Arora Khan: Indian actress and model.
- Casey Blake: American baseball player.
- Kerry Walmsley: New Zealand cricketer.
- Intelsat communications satellite launched.
- The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
- Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
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