Saturday 27 October 1973
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate and Monica Louwerens.
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 Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 October 1973 ?
- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
- Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate: Union City, Tennessee -- Miss America - Tenn (1996).
- Monica Louwerens: Greenville, Mississippi -- Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996).
- Jason Johnson: American baseball pitcher.
- Semmy Schilt: Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist.
- 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
- In Canon City, Colorado, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
- Alabama sets offensive record (828 yards), beats Virginia Tech 77-6.
- The Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
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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