Friday 9 November 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nick Lachey and Fred Lindberg.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) by Eddie Kendricks.
In UK Let Me In by The Osmonds was in the top 5 hits.
Malicious, directed by Salvatore Samperi, 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 The Terracotta Horse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Nick Lachey: Pop Singer.
- Fred Lindberg: Australian baseball pitcher (1996 Olympics).
- Belen Esteban: Movie Actress.
- Alyson Court: Canadian actress and producer.
- Gabrielle Miller: Canadian actress and director.
- Zisis Vryzas: Greek footballer and coach.
- Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
- Ringo releases Ringo album
- Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 and injures 84 (Kumamoto, Japan).
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
- The Rolling Stones - Angie
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- Marie Osmond - Paper Roses
- Ringo Starr - Photograph
- Billy Preston - Space Race
- Cher - Half-Breed
- Garfunkel - All I Know
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
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