Thursday 5 December 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas.
In UK Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex was in the top 5 hits.
The Godfather: Part II, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
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 5 December 1974 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Christelle Daunay: French athlete, long distances runner (3000m, 5000m and 10000m), she represented France at the 2008 olympics.
- Charlie Batch: American football player and sportscaster.
- Ravish Kumar: Indian journalist and author.
- Brian Lewis: American sprinter.
- Elbrus Tedeyev: Ukrainian wrestler and politician.
- 1st Washington Capitals penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs. Buff Sabres
- 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
- Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
- Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Washington Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
- Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran, Iran).
- In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Billy Swan - I Can Help
- The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
- B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
- Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
- Bobby Vinton - My Melody Of Love
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
- Al Green - Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
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