Wednesday 24 October 1973
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kenny Holmes and Vincent Candela.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips.
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 The Tommy Cooper Hour.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 October 1973 ?
- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Kenny Holmes: Defensive end (Tennessee Oilers).
- Vincent Candela: French soccer player, a skilled right-footed left wingback, effective at joining the attack as well as being able in defence.
- Korie Robertson: Reality Star.
- Madlib : American rapper and producer (Madvillain Quasimoto and Lootpack).
- Meelis Friedenthal: Estonian author and academic.
- Pia Guanio: Filipino actress and television host
- Levi Leipheimer: American cyclist
- Jackie McNamara: Scottish footballer and manager
- Laura Veirs: American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Jeff Wilson: New Zealand rugby player cricketer and radio host
- John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
- Heavy fog causes 65-car collision killing nine on New Jersey Turnpike.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
- The Rolling Stones - Angie
- Cher - Half-Breed
- The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin Man
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Marie Osmond - Paper Roses
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Part 1)
- Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
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