Friday July 20, 1973
US date format: 7/20/1973, UK date format: 20/7/1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 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 Haakon Crown Prince of Norway and Omar Epps.
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.
Abhimaan, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Bastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 20, 1973?
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- Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
- Palestianian terrorists hijack a Japan Airlines jet en route from Amsterdam to Japan and force it down in Dubai.
- First coast-to-coast black-owned and operated radio network: The National Black Network (NBN) begins operations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 20, 1973?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Johnnie Taylor - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)
- Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Doing It To Death
- The Manhattans - There's No Me Without You
- The O'Jays - Time To Get Down
- Four Tops - Are You Man Enough
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Where Peaceful Waters Flow
- Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
- Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
- Aretha Franklin - Angel
- Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting A Little Too Smart
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 20If July 20, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 2 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months.
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?