Thursday 3 April 1975
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton.
In UK If by Telly Savalas was in the top 5 hits.
The Passenger, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 April 1975 ?
- Saint Sixtus I
- Saint Agape (died 304)
- Saint Richard (d.1253)
- Thomas Hamilton: NBA center (Boston Celtics).
- Aries Spears: American comedian.
- Spiller : Italian DJ and producer.
- Shawn Bates: American ice hockey player.
- Michael Olowokandi: Nigerian-American basketball player.
- Mary Ure: Scottish actress on film, TV and stage, onscreen from 1955.
- James Rupers kills his family to inherit
- Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
- Vietnam War: The first military Operation Babylift flight, C5A 80218, crashes 27nbspminutes after takeoff, killing 138 on board 176 survive the crash.
- Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- The Soviet manned space mission ''Soyuz 18a'' ends in failure during its ascent into orbit when a critical malfunction occurs in the second and third stages of the booster rocket during staging, resulting with the cosmonauts and their Soyuz spacecraft having to be ripped free from the vehicle.
- Asia's first professional basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association, plays its first game at the Araneta Coliseum.
- Eight people in South Korea, who are involved in People's Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged.
- Bus massacre: The Kataeb militia kills 27 Palestinians during an attack on their bus in Ain El Remmeneh, Lebanon, triggering the Lebanese civil war.
- A coup d'état in Chad led by the military overthrows and kills President François Tombalbaye.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
- Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
- Ringo Starr - No No Song
- B.T. Express - Express
- Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
- Phoebe Snow - Poetry Man
- Lady Marmalade (Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi) - LaBelle
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
- Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow
- Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You
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