Thursday July 12, 1973
US date format: 7/12/1973, UK date format: 12/7/1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 12, 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 Christian Vieri and Magoo.
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.
A Brief Vacation, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Bastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 12, 1973?
- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
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- A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
- 1973 National Archives Fire: A major fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Lon Chaney: Jr.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 12, 1973?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Paul Simon - Kodachrome
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Clint Holmes - Playground In My Mind
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Paul McCartney - My Love
- Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Doing It To Death
- The O'Jays - Time To Get Down
- The Manhattans - There's No Me Without You
- Johnnie Taylor - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)
- The Dramatics - Hey You! Get Off My Mountain
- The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama (Part I)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Daddy Could Swear, I Declare
- The Temptations - The Plastic Man
- Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
- Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting A Little Too Smart
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 12If July 12, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 2 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 12 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on July 12, 1973?
On July 12, 1973 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is July 12, 1973?
On July 12, 1973 the zodiac sign was Cancer.
Who was the US President on July 12, 1973?
On July 12, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 12, 1973?
On July 12, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on July 12, 1973?
On July 12, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on July 12, 1973?
On July 12, 1973 several famous people were born including, Christian Vieri, Magoo, Robert Tripe.
Which famous people died on July 12, 1973?
Famous people died on July 12, 1973 include, Lon Chaney.
What was the number one song in July 12, 1973?
The number one song in the week of July 12, 1973 was Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston in US and Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK.
What were the top hits on July 12, 1973?
The top hits on July 12, 1973 were Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston, Kodachrome by Paul Simon, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce in US and Welcome Home by Peters & Lee, Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me by Slade, I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK.