Sunday 29 July 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Wanya Morris [Squirt] in Philadelphia and Stephen Dorff in Atlanta.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce.
In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits.
American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, 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 Gotcha or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 July 1973 ?
- Wanya Morris [Squirt] in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; rapper (Boyz II Men).
- Stephen Dorff in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; actor (I Know My Name is Steven).
- Wanya Morris: R&B Singer.
- Stephen Dorff: American actor and producer.
- Denis Urubko: Kazakh mountaineer.
- $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York Hilton
- Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy.
- Formula One racing driver Roger Williamson dies in an accident, witnessed live on European television, during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl
- Paul Simon - Kodachrome
- Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
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