Thursday 6 December 1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tim Kohn 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 Honorary Consul by Graham Greene 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 Lunar Lander or Space Race.
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Which were the important events of 6 December 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
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- Tim Kohn: Guard / tackle (Oakland Raiders).
- Jérôme Rota: French software developer, known by the name Gej.
- 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).
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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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