Tuesday 11 December 1973
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mos Def and Anita Caprioli.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, 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 Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Mos Def: American rapper and actor.
- Anita Caprioli
- Luke Casserly: Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics - 1996).
- Ralph Intranuovo in East York: Ontario, Canada; NHL center (Edmonton Oilers).
- Erin Moorad in Chicago: Illinois, USA; pairs skater (and Richard Gillam).
- NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
- Houston Astros' Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19-year-old woman.
- Ron Santo becomes first to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet.
- West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Ringo Starr - Photograph
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
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