Thursday April 26, 1973
US date format: 4/26/1973, UK date format: 26/4/1973
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 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 Mark Davis (basketball) and Óscar García Junyent.
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.
O Lucky Man!, directed by Lindsay Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cheri.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 26, 1973?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
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- 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- This first day of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange
- Irene Ryan: actress (Granny - The Beverly...
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 26, 1973?
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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 #8 songs in the UK
- Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- The Sweet - Hell Raiser
- Gary Glitter - Hello Hello I'm Back Again
- David Cassidy - I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer
- Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Tweedle Dee
- Roger Daltrey - Giving It All Away
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