Friday August 31, 1973
US date format: 8/31/1973, UK date format: 31/8/1973
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Priest Lauderdale and Scott Niedermayer.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories.
In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
The Pedestrian, directed by Maximilian Schell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Bastian.
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 August 31, 1973?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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- 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
- PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 31, 1973?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stories - Brother Louie
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn
- Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
- Wings - Live And Let Die
- Dawn - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
- Maureen McGovern - The Morning After
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
- Paul Simon - Loves Me Like A Rock
- Chicago - Feelin' Stronger Every Day
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
- Al Green - Here I Am Come & Take Me
- Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
- The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Part 1)
- The Independents - Baby I've Been Missing You
- Don Covay - I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In
- War - Gypsy Man
- Joe Simon - Theme From Cleopatra Jones
- The Chi-lites - Stoned Out Of My Mind
- Tyrone Davis - There It Is
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 31, 1973?
On August 31, 1973 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is August 31, 1973?
On August 31, 1973 the zodiac sign was Virgo.
Who was the US President on August 31, 1973?
On August 31, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1973?
On August 31, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 31, 1973?
On August 31, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 31, 1973?
On August 31, 1973 several famous people were born including, Priest Lauderdale, Scott Niedermayer, Lauderdale .
Which famous people died on August 31, 1973?
Famous people died on August 31, 1973 include, Raymond Keane, John Ford, John Ford.
What was the number one song in August 31, 1973?
The number one song in the week of August 31, 1973 was Brother Louie by Stories in US and Young Love by Donny Osmond in UK.
What were the top hits on August 31, 1973?
The top hits on August 31, 1973 were Brother Louie by Stories, Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye, Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy in US and Young Love by Donny Osmond, Angel Fingers by Wizzard, Dancing On A Saturday Night by Barry Blue in UK.