Tuesday 1 January 1974, NewYear’s Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Johnie Church and Hamilton Ricard.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce.
Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching How to Survive a Marriage.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1974 ?
- Johnie Church: NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks).
- Hamilton Ricard: Colombian footballer.
- Eva Birthistle: Irish actress.
- Jessica Van Dyke: American noted family, the granddaughter of actor Dick Van Dyke who was first child born at Memorial Hospital in 1974.
- Zabine : Austrian musician, singer and actress, from 1991 - 1994 member of the band.
- Jonah Peretti: Entrepreneur
- Kenichi Ebina: Dancer
- Christian Paradis: Canadian lawyer and politician 9th Canadian Minister of Industry
- World Population Year begins
- Lee MacPhail takes over as American League president, succeeding Joe Cronin.
- NBC radio begins on-the-hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
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