Friday 24 August 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Grey DeLisle and Dave Chappelle.
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 Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1973 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Grey DeLisle: voice actress.
- Dave Chappelle: American actor and Comedian.
- Andrew Brunette: Sudbury, Ontario -- NHL left wing (Washington Capitals).
- Inge de Bruijn: Dutch swimmer.
- Carmine Giovinazzo: American actor and singer.
- Slava Vorlova: Composer, dies at 79.
- John Adams and his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleveland Stadium
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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