Thursday 5 July 1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christy Rowe and Michael Sykora.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston.
In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits.
40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Match Game 73.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 July 1973 ?
- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Christy Rowe: St. Paul, Minnesota -- Soccer defender (1996 Olympics).
- Michael Sykora: Pardubice, Czechoslovakia -- NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympics - Gold - 1998).
- Marcus Allback: Swedish footballer.
- Roisin Murphy: Irish singer-songwriter (Moloko).
- Rene Spies: German bobsledder.
- Joseph Thomas: R&B Singer
- Marcus Allbäck: Swedish footballer and coach
- Bengt Lagerberg: Swedish drummer (The Cardigans)
- Róisín Murphy: Irish singer-songwriter and producer (Moloko)
- René Spies: German bobsledder
- Live & Let Die, James Bond film premieres
- Maj General Juvenal Habyarimana becomes President of Rwanda
- Rwanda military coup under General Major Habyalimana
- Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps.
- The MGM Grand Hotel opens in Las Vegas, built at a cost of US$107 million. It features 2100 rooms, Jai-alai fronton, and 1200-seat showroom.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Paul Simon - Kodachrome
- Paul McCartney - My Love
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Clint Holmes - Playground In My Mind
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time
- Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
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