Thursday 1 August 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kerwin Waldroup and Cher Calvin.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Tank.
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1974 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Kerwin Waldroup: DL (Detroit Lions).
- Cher Calvin: American journalist.
- Marek Galiński: Polish cyclist (d. 2014).
- Tyron Henderson: South African cricketer.
- Dennis Lawrence: Trinidadian footballer and coach.
- Beckie Scott: Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
- Ildebrando Antoniutti: Italian Catholic cardinal (Born 1898).
- Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to the New York Nets.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
- The Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
- Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
- Chicago - Call On Me
- Blue Magic - Sideshow
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