Monday 29 October 1973
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Pires and Eric Messier.
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.
Horror Express, directed by Gene Martin, 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 Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 October 1973 ?
- St. Terence of Metz
- Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
- Anglican Church - James Hannington
- St. Zenobius
- St. Theodore
- St. Bond
- Saint Colman of Kilmacduagh
- St. Maximillian
- St. Donatus of Corfu
- St. Anne
- St. Abraham of Rostov
- R.C. Saints - October 29th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem, Diwali in 1989.
- Douai Martyrs
- St. Elfleda
- St. Hyacinth
- St. Ida of Leeuw
- St. John of Autun
- Robert Pires: French footballer.
- Eric Messier: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Valeska Canoletti: Brazilian model who was second born of eight girls.
- Robert Pirès: French footballer (until 2012), who played mainly in London (Arsenal).
- Adam Bacher: South African cricketer.
- Heathcote Dicken Statham: Composer, dies at 83.
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
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Cher - Half-Breed
- Marie Osmond - Paper Roses
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin Man
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Billy Preston - Space Race
- Garfunkel - All I Know
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