Thursday May 17, 1973
US date format: 5/17/1973, UK date format: 17/5/1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 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 Josh Homme and Sasha Alexander.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder.
In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cheri.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 17, 1973?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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- Nash at Nine opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances
- Stevie Wonder releases You are the Sunshine of my Love
- Joe Ferguson hits the 6,000th Brooklyn Dodgers' homerun.
- US Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.
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- Alexander J Kropholler: Dutch architect/writer, dies at age 91.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 17, 1973?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- The Sweet - Hell Raiser
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- Perry Como - And I Love You So
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Independents - Leaving Me
- Sylvia (r&b) - Pillow Talk
- Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby
- The New Birth - I Can Understand It
- Ohio Players - Funky Worm
- Tyrone Davis - Without You In My Life
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- The Dells - Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation
- The Temptations - Masterpiece
- The Spinners - One Of A Kind (Love Affair)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 17If May 17, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 4 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 22 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?