Wednesday 5 December 1973
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Corissa Yasen and Lubos Motl.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Top Of The World by Carpenters.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
The Last Detail, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 December 1973 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Corissa Yasen: WNBA forward / guard (Sacramento Monarchs).
- Lubos Motl: Czech physicist.
- Argo Arbeiter: Estonian footballer.
- Arik Benado: Israeli footballer and manager.
- Shalom Harlow: Canadian model and actress.
- Andrei Krasnopjorov: Estonian footballer
- Mikelangelo Loconte: Italian singer-songwriter producer and actor
- Luboš Motl: Czech physicist and academic
- Danielle Winits: Brazilian actress singer and dancer
- Robert Watson-Watt: Scottish inventor and electronic engineer who developed the radio locator (the British equivalent of the American radar) , considered to be one of the most effective defense mechanisms against the German air strength during 1940 and World War II’s Battle of Britain.
- Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
- Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run album
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- Ringo Starr - Photograph
- Billy Preston - Space Race
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - The Love I Lost (Part 1)
- Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
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