Thursday August 23, 1973
US date format: 8/23/1973, UK date format: 23/8/1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 23, 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 Casey Blake and Jason Clemett.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories.
In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits.
Bang the Drum Slowly, directed by John D. Hancock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Bastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 23, 1973?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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- The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 23, 1973?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
- Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider
- Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Al Green - Here I Am Come & Take Me
- Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
- Aretha Franklin - Angel
- The Independents - Baby I've Been Missing You
- The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Part 1)
- Don Covay - I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In
- War - Gypsy Man
- Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
- The Chi-lites - Stoned Out Of My Mind
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 23If August 23, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 1 month, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 27 days.
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 23, 1973?
On August 23, 1973 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is August 23, 1973?
On August 23, 1973 the zodiac sign was Virgo.
Who was the US President on August 23, 1973?
On August 23, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 23, 1973?
On August 23, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 23, 1973?
On August 23, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 23, 1973?
On August 23, 1973 several famous people were born including, Casey Blake, Malaika Arora Khan, Jason Clemett.
What was the number one song in August 23, 1973?
The number one song in the week of August 23, 1973 was Brother Louie by Stories in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK.
What were the top hits on August 23, 1973?
The top hits on August 23, 1973 were Brother Louie by Stories, Live And Let Die by Wings, Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter, Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters, Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK.