Thursday December 06, 1973
US date format: 12/6/1973, UK date format: 6/12/1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 6, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include François de Rugy and Jérôme Rota.
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 The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Don Blech und der goldene Junker.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 06, 1973?
- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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- Gerald Ford sworn-in as first unelected US Vice-President, succeeds Spiro T Agnew.
- The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 06, 1973?
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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)
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
- Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper To Keep Her
- Harold Melvin - The Love I Lost (Part 1)
- The Stylistics - Rockin' Roll Baby
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
- Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - You're A Special Part Of Me
- The Persuaders - Some Guys Have All The Luck
- Marvin Gaye - Come Get To This
- The Intruders - I Wanna Know Your Name
- Four Tops - Sweet Understanding Love
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Days to next December 06If December 06, 1973 is your birthday you're 46 years, 9 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 13 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?