Friday 26 October 1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Seth MacFarlane and Brian Smith.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips.
In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits.
Horror Express, directed by Gene Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Tommy Cooper Hour.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Race or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Seth MacFarlane: American animator.
- Brian Smith: Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Speed skater (1994 Olympics).
- Robert Petrovicky: Kosice, Czechoslovakia -- NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas).
- Phaedra Parks: Reality Star.
- Austin Healey: English rugby player and sportscaster.
- Taka Michinoku: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
- President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
- Wings release Helen Wheels
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
- The Rolling Stones - Angie
- Cher - Half-Breed
- The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin Man
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Marie Osmond - Paper Roses
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Part 1)
- Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
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