Saturday 1 June 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alanis Morissette and Ashok Jadeja.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens.
In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits.
Thriller: A Cruel Picture, directed by Alex Fridolinski, 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 Van Oekel's Discohoek.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
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Which were the important events of 1 June 1974 ?
- Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
- Children's Day in some countries.
- Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
- Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
- Tunisia - Constitution Day / Victory Day 1959.
- The Ascension in Eastern Christianity.
- Nirvana of Buddhists.
- Alanis Morissette: Canadian singer and songwriter, a top female singer in the '90s.
- Ashok Jadeja: Indian fraudster.
- Michael Rasmussen: Danish cyclist.
- Melissa Sagemiller: American actress.
- Sarah Teather: English politician.
- Akis Zikos: Greek footballer and coach
- My Girl Bill by Jim Stafford hits #12
- Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Washington
- Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 29 in the UK
- Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Washington (Ted Bundy victim).
- The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
- Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
- Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
- Joni Mitchell - Help Me
- Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
- Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young
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