Friday 21 September 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Virginia Ruano-Pascual and Oswaldo Sanchez.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye.
In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rock Concert.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 September 1973 ?
- Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
- International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
- In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
- Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
- Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
- Also see September 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Matthew the Evangelist
- Virginia Ruano-Pascual: Madrid, Spain -- Tennis star.
- Oswaldo Sanchez: Mexican footballer.
- Derek Brewer: American model.
- Heather Brewer: American writer of young adult fiction.
- Keith Brewer: American model.
- Vanessa Grigoriadis: American journalist and author
- Virginia Pascual: Spanish tennis player
- Oswaldo Sánchez: Mexican footballer
- Jackson Pollocks painting Blue Poles sold for $2,000,000
- Nate Archibald signs seven-year contract with NBA's Kansas City Kings for US$450,000.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Grand Funk - We're An American Band
- Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
- Paul Simon - Loves Me Like A Rock
- Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Cher - Half-Breed
- Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Part 1)
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