Wednesday 26 December 1973
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ryan Berube and Paulao.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim.
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 26 December 1973 ?
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Ryan Berube: United States -- 800m freestyle relay (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Paulao: Brazilian footballer.
- Paulo Benevenute: Brazilian footballer.
- Zach Blair: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hagfish Gwar Rise Against and Only Crime).
- Gianluca Faliva: Italian rugby player.
- Reichen Lehmkuhl: American television personality
- Nobuhiko Matsunaka: Japanese baseball player
- Steve Prescott: English rugby player (d. 2013)
- Exorcist, starring Linda Blair and rated X, premieres
- 2 Skylab 3 Astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
- Soyuz 13 returns to Earth.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
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