Monday 23 July 1973
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce.
In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits.
40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 23 July 1973 ?
- Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
- St. Liborius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
- Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
- Libya - Revolution Day
- Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
- JJ Williams: Family Member.
- Boo Weekley: Golfer.
- Darvin Ham: NBA forward (Washington Wizards).
- Kyle Walters: CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Francis Healy: English-born Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Travis).
- Fran Healy: English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Travis)
- Himesh Reshammiya: Indian singer-songwriter producer actor and director
- Andrea Scanavacca: Italian rugby player and manager
- Monica Lewinsky: American government employee, an intern in the White House when she had an affair with the President of the U.S., Bill Clinton. In 1998 she became the focus of a sex-scandal that rocked the presidency.
- Nomar Garciaparra: American athlete, pro baseball player. Garciaparra is known at the batting mound for his twitchy and repetitive "lucky" movements in which he twiddles with his cuffs and bat before taking a pitch.
- Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St. Louis - 36 die
- President Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
- Qaboos bin Said Al Said, becomes Sultan and Prime Minister of Oman
- Ozark Air Lines' plane knocked out of the air by lightning over Saint Louis - 36 die.
- The Avianca Building in Bogotá, Colombia suffers a serious fire.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl
- Paul Simon - Kodachrome
- Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
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