Tuesday 5 February 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Adrienne Johnson and Juha Tapio.
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 Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
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Which were the important events of 5 February 1974 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Adrienne Johnson: WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers).
- Juha Tapio: Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Jenny Alversjö: Swedish television presenter.
- British mine strike
- Patty Hearst kidnapped
- Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win.
- Maximum speed on German Autobahn reduced to 100 kph.
- U.S. Mariner 10 returns the first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure.
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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