Saturday 21 July 1973
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ali Landry and Mandy Woetzel.
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 Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Match Game 73.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Zoticus
- St. Victor of Marseilles
- St. Barhadbesciabus
- St. Arbogastus
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
- Singapore: Racial Harmony Day
- Guam: Liberation Day (1944)
- Bolivia: Martyrs' Day
- Belgium: National holiday (1831 - inauguration of LTopold I, first king of the Belgians)
- Ali Landry: American model and actress.
- Mandy Woetzel
- Susheela Raman
- Mandy Wötzel: German pairs figure skater, partner of Ingo Steuer.
- Elena Leonova: Russian figure skater.
- Caroline Néron: Canadian singer actress and fashion designer.
- Stephen Clarke: Sutton Coldfield, England -- Canada swimmer (1992, 96 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Steve Taneyhill: WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Russell Hardie: Dies after long illness at 69.
- France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
- USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of the red planet.
- In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in 1972's Munich Olympics Massacre.
- The Philippines receives its second Miss Universe title, with Margarita Moran as the winner.
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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