Saturday 24 February 1973
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chris Fehn and Alexei Kovalev.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack.
In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits.
Fists of Fury, directed by Wei Lo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Upper Crusts.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Chris Fehn: American percussionist (Slipknot).
- Alexei Kovalev: Russian ice hockey player and pilot.
- Antony Dupuis: French tennis player, who won one singles title in Milan in 2004 and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No.
- Harold Morrow: full back (Minnesota Vikings).
- Alexei Kovalev in Moscow: Russia; NHL right wing (New York Rangers).
- Richard Clapp: Canadian baseball player.
- Jordan Jovtchev: Bulgarian gymnast.
- Stubby Clapp: Canadian baseball player and coach.
- Yordan Yovchev: Bulgarian gymnast.
- Christina Papadaki: Greek tennis player.
- Kavis Reed: Canadian Football League defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos).
- James Michael Kennedy in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; rocker (For Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys).
- Art Smith: Actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
- Deliverance - Dueling Banjos
- Elton John - Crocodile Rock
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
- Steely Dan - Do It Again
- Edward Bear - Last Song
- Lobo - Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
- The O'Jays - Love Train
- John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
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