Wednesday August 15, 1973
US date format: 8/15/1973, UK date format: 15/8/1973
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 15, 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 Adam Willard and Adnan Sami.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross.
In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Bastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 15, 1973?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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- Black September group kills three, wounds 55 in Athens, Greece.
- Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
- The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ends, officially halting 12 years of combat activity in Southeast Asia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1973?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #5 R&B songs
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Al Green - Here I Am Come & Take Me
- Aretha Franklin - Angel
- Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
- Four Tops - Are You Man Enough
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 15, 1973?
On August 15, 1973 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is August 15, 1973?
On August 15, 1973 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 15, 1973?
On August 15, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 15, 1973?
On August 15, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 15, 1973?
On August 15, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 15, 1973?
On August 15, 1973 several famous people were born including, Adam Willard, Marcus Jones, Adnan Sami.
What was the number one song in August 15, 1973?
The number one song in the week of August 15, 1973 was Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK.
What were the top hits on August 15, 1973?
The top hits on August 15, 1973 were Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross, Live And Let Die by Wings, Brother Louie by Stories in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter, Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters, Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK.