Friday 31 August 1973
It was Friday, 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.
Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1973 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Kaori Mizumori: Japanese singer.
- Scott Niedermayer: Edmonton, Alberta -- NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils).
- Earl Scott: WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Priest Lauderdale: NBA center (Denver Nuggets).
- Reggie Geary: American basketball player: guard, Cavaliers.
- Lauderdale : American basketball player: center, Hawks
- 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
- PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Paul Simon - Loves Me Like A Rock
- Chicago - Feelin' Stronger Every Day
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