Monday 26 February 1973
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jenny Thompson in Danvers.
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 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Upper Crusts.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 February 1973 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
- Saint Alexander of Alexandria
- Saint Nestor (died 251)
- Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991).
- Nation of Islam - Savior's Day - commemoration of the birthdate of Wallace Fard Muhammad, believed to be Allah in human form, the saviour of the black race.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Norwegian footballer.
- Jenny Thompson in Danvers: Massachusetts, USA; 400 metre freestyle (Olympics-gold-1992, 1996).
- Erinn Bartlett: American actress who also competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant.
- Marshall Faulk: NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts).
- Ole Solskjær: Norwegian footballer and manager.
- Jenny Thompson: American swimmer and anesthesiologist
- Mary Finney: Actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68.
- Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record US$5.7 million.
- Edward Heath's British government publishes a Green Paper on prices and incomes policy.
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
- Edward Bear - Last Song
- Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
- Elton John - Crocodile Rock
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- The O'Jays - Love Train
- Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
- John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
- Lobo - Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
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