Saturday 2 March 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Monika Niederstatter and Martine Dessureault in MontrTal.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks.
In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nova.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Tank.
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Which were the important events of 2 March 1974 ?
- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Monika Niederstatter: Italian athlete.
- Martine Dessureault in MontrTal: QuTbec, Canada; 50-metre swimmer (Olympics-1996).
- Patrice Halgand: French professional road racing cyclist, one of only three Festina team riders who were named as clean during the Festina doping scandal during the 1998 Tour de France.
- Hayley Lewis: Australian swimmer and television host.
- Salvador Puig Antich: Spanish anarchist (Born 1948).
- 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
- Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up.
- 16th Grammy Awards: "Killing Me Softly" and Bette Midler win.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
- Jim Stafford - Spiders & Snakes
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
- David Essex - Rock On
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
- Cher - Dark Lady
- The O'Jays - Put Your Hands Together
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