Sunday 1 December 1974
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Jordan and Isaiah ''Ikey'' Owens.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Can Help by Billy Swan.
In UK Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex was in the top 5 hits.
Emmanuelle, directed by Just Jaeckin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Münchner Geschichten.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1974 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Richard Jordan: linebacker (Detroit Lions).
- Isaiah ''Ikey'' Owens: American keyboardist (The Mars Volta).
- Costinha : Portuguese footballer and manager.
- LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8
- Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville, Virginia, 92 die.
- Los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of eight.
- Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5).
- TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport killing all 92 people on board.
- Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Swan - I Can Help
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
- B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
- Neil Diamond - Longfellow Serenade
- Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
- Bobby Vinton - My Melody Of Love
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
- Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
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