Saturday 22 December 1973
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jamel Williams and Annie Pelletier in MontrTal.
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.
The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury 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 Gotcha or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 22 December 1973 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Jamel Williams: safety (Washington Redskins).
- Annie Pelletier in MontrTal: QuTbec, Canada; 3 metre diver (Olympics-bronze-1996).
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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Sport Games on 22 December 1973
- Pittsburgh Steelers - Oakland Raiders : 14 - 33
- Washington Redskins - Minnesota Vikings : 20 - 27
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?