Tuesday 24 April 1973
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sachin Tendulkar and Rula Jebreal.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn.
In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits.
Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Picture of Katherine Mansfield.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Sachin Tendulkar: Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of the modern generation, who popularly holds the title "God of Cricket" among his fans.
- Rula Jebreal
- Eric Snow: NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics).
- Lee Westwood: English-American golfer.
- Gabby Logan: British television presenter.
- Snake Doctor: YouTube Star.
- Damon Lindelof: American screenwriter and producer.
- Brian Marshall: American bass player and songwriter (Creed and Alter Bridge).
- Peeter Rebane: Estonian film director producer and entrepreneur.
- Toomas Tohver: Estonian footballer.
- Mark Babic: Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics - 1996).
- Melissa Short in Kaaawa: Hawaii, USA; Miss Hawaii-America (Top 10-1997).
- Christopher Ingrassia: American equities options trader who died in the collapse of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center in New York City on 11 September 2001.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
- War - The Cisco Kid
- Carpenters - Sing
- Vicki Lawrence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- The Sweet - Little Willy
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- The Temptations - Masterpiece
- Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
- Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
- Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer - David Cassidy
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Tweedle Dee
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