(Saturday, December 8, 1973) — “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. It was John’s sixth of 27 top ten hits on the chart (1971-1997). In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. 380 in their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Video: 'Dec. 6, 1973: Gerald Ford Sworn in as V.P.'
(Thursday, December 6, 1973, 6:09 p.m. EST; during the Watergate scandal) — House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford, pledging “equal justice for all Americans,” took office as the 40th Vice President of the United States tonight in the U.S. House chamber with President Richard Nixon standing immediately behind him. Read more on Gerald Ford becomes 40th U.S. Vice President 40 hours ago this hour (1973)…
Video: 'Serpico' trailer
(Wednesday, December 5, 1973) — Serpico, a crime film about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him, was released today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film starred Al Pacino.