Thursday May 24, 1973
US date format: 5/24/1973, UK date format: 24/5/1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 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 Karim Alami and Dermot O'Leary.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter.
In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits.
Jeremy, directed by Arthur Barron, 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 Praise the Lord.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1973?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
- ''Skylab 2'' (Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz, Joseph Kerwin) is launched on a mission to repair damage to the recently launched ''Skylab'' space station.
- Héctor José Cámpora becomes democratic president of the Argentine Republic ending the 1966 to 1973 Revolución Argentina military dictatorship.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 1973?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- The Sweet - Hell Raiser
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- Perry Como - And I Love You So
Top #10 R&B songs
- Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby
- The Independents - Leaving Me
- The Spinners - One Of A Kind (Love Affair)
- The New Birth - I Can Understand It
- Tyrone Davis - Without You In My Life
- The Dells - Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation
- Sylvia (r&b) - Pillow Talk
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Daddy Could Swear, I Declare
- Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- Bloodstone - Natural High
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