Monday 4 February 1974
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brandon Convery in Kingston and Chris Ward.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra.
In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Carrie's War.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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Which were the important events of 4 February 1974 ?
- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Brandon Convery in Kingston: Ontario, Canada; NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs).
- Chris Ward: defensive end (Baltimore Ravens).
- Eric Townsend: American musician and record producer.
- Mijntje Donners: Dutch hockey international.
- Urmila Matondkar: Indian actress.
- Benzine rationing ends in the Netherlands
- Gas rationing ends in the Netherlands
- Patricia Hearst (19) kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
- Patty Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California.
- M62 coach bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel in Yorkshire, England. Nine soldiers and three civilians are killed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
- Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
- Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen
- Byron MacGregor - Americans
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There
- Jim Stafford - Spiders & Snakes
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
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