Sunday 26 August 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1973 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Richard Evatt: English boxer (d. 2012).
- Jeannette Bougrab: French lawyer and politician, her father was a Berberian Muslim Algerian (also called "Harki").
- Barret Robbins: NFL center (Oakland Raiders).
- 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
- David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
- Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
- University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider
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