Friday 20 April 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gabry Ponte and Lamond Murray.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn.
In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits.
Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Journey To Ixtlan by Carlos Casteneda was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pistruiatul.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Gabry Ponte
- Lamond Murray: American basketball player: forward, Clippers.
- Itula Mili: tight end (Seattle Seahawks).
- Todd Hollandsworth in Dayton: Ohio, USA; outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- Todd Hollandsworth: Todd Hollandsworth American baseball player and sportscaster.
- Geoff Lloyd: British radio presenter.
- Robert Armstrong: Baron Armstrong of Ilminster English civil servant and scholar.
- Canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit.
- An Indian Pacific train en route to Perth, derails near Broken Hill, New South Wales, destroying a quarter mile of track.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- Carpenters - Sing
- War - The Cisco Kid
- Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- The Temptations - Masterpiece
- Anne Murray - Danny's Song
- Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer - David Cassidy
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Tweedle Dee
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