Wednesday 2 October 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Johnson and Paul Teutul Jr.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Female Trouble, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Uchû senkan Yamato.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1974 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Anthony Johnson: NBA guard (Sacramento Kings).
- Paul Teutul Jr: American custom motorcycle builder.
- Simon Gregson: British actor.
- Adel Ferdosipour: Iranian journalist and sportscaster.
- Bjarke Ingels: Danish architect designed Mountain Dwellings and 8 House.
- Brian Knight: American baseball player and umpire
- Michelle Krusiec: Taiwanese-American actress and producer
- Matthew Nicholson: Australian cricketer
- Mark Porter: New Zealand race car driver (d. 2006)
- Sam Roberts: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Teutul: Jr. American motorcycle designer co-founded Orange County Choppers
- Kevin Van De Wege: American firefighter and politician
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- First Class - Beach Baby
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- The Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman
- Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night
- Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Cheech & Chong - Earache My Eye
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