Monday 16 July 1973
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Schelim Hannan and Jonas Chernick.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce.
In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits.
40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Match Game 73.
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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- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Schelim Hannan
- Jonas Chernick: Canadian actor and screenwriter.
- Marcia Biancardi: American homicide victim who was shot and killed by her manic-depressive mom as she slept on 2/14/1990.
- Stefano Garzelli: Italian cyclist, winner of the Giro d'Italia in May 2000.
- Shaun Pollock: South African cricketer.
- Graham Robertson: American director and producer.
- Tim Ryan: American politician.
- Karla Beteta: Miss Universe - Guatemala (1996).
- Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf: Author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91.
- During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes.
- Watergate Scandal: former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
- Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
- Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
- Three Dog Night - Shambala
- Paul Simon - Kodachrome
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
- Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
- Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
- Clint Holmes - Playground In My Mind
- Bloodstone - Natural High
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