Friday July 13, 1973
US date format: 7/13/1973, UK date format: 13/7/1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 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 Ariel Silvio Zarate and Gavin Hassett.
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 TREK73 or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 13, 1973?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)
- Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 13, 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 13If July 13, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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?