Sunday 29 April 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Johan Hegg and Yves Hocdé.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn.
In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits.
High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Neues vom Kleinstadtbahnhof.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Space Race.
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Which were the important events of 29 April 1973 ?
- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Johan Hegg: Swedish heavy metal vocalist (Amon Amarth).
- Yves Hocdé: French competition rower, world champion and Olympic champion.
- David Belle: French physical educator.
- Martin Kesici: German singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Manfred Gurlitt: Composer, dies at 82.
- Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- War - The Cisco Kid
- Carpenters - Sing
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- The Temptations - Masterpiece
- Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
- Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
- Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
Top #8 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- The Sweet - Hell Raiser
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
- I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer - David Cassidy
- Roger Daltrey - Giving It All Away
- Tweedle Dee - Little Jimmy Osmond
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