Friday 2 August 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nabil Bouchlal and Paul Grasmanis.
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 Gran Trak 10 or Tank.
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1974 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Nabil Bouchlal: Soccer player (Willem II).
- Paul Grasmanis: Defensive tackle (Chicago Bears).
- Jeremy Castle: American country singer and songwriter, he describes his music as being in the original country style.
- Angie Cepeda: Colombian actress.
- Phil Williams: English journalist and radio host.
- W Douglas Hawkes: British racing driver (Born 1893).
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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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