Saturday 1 February 1975
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Katerina Thanou and Jean-William Hallais.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka.
In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits.
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Barney Miller.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Panther.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1975 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Katerina Thanou: Greek sprinter.
- Jean-William Hallais: French race horse jockey, a harnessed trot racer who is the son of Jean-Claude Hallais.
- Big Boi: American musician (Outkast).
- Martijn Reuser: Dutch soccer player (Ajax).
- Richard Wattis: Actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62.
- Hoppy, Gene & Me by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
- Men on the Moon closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
- 1st successful Washington Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs. Vancouver Canucks
- Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
- Otis Francis Tabler is first open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the US Defense Department.
- The Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation is launched in the Philippines.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Ohio Players - Fire
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good
- AWB - Pick Up The Pieces
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Donny and Marie Osmond - Morning Side Of The Mountain
- Eagles - Best Of My Love
- Grand Funk - Some Kind Of Wonderful
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