Saturday 5 January 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Calvin Collins and John Drew Nichols.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce.
Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching How to Survive a Marriage.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1974 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calvin Collins: Center / guard (Atlanta Falcons).
- John Drew Nichols: Oklahoma, United States -- Rocker (PC Quest-Can You See).
- Michelle Scerri in Melbourne: Australia; golfer (1995 Tasmanian).
- Sarah Jane Honeywell: British television presenter.
- Iwan Thomas: Welsh sprinter and coach.
- Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in Oh, Brother
- An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
- Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59?F (+15?C) recorded at Vanda Station
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
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