Tuesday 18 December 1973
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jason Williams and Keith Washington NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Magnum Force, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
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- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Jason Williams: Gonzales, Louisiana -- Baseball infielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Keith Washington NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings: Baltimore Ravens).
- Leila Arcieri: American actress and model.
- Neil Busch: American singer-songwriter and bass player (..
- Fatuma Roba: Ethiopian runner.
- Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL President
- Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days.
- Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union.
- Islamic Development Bank created as a specialized agency of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) (effective 12 August 1974).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- The Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
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