Sunday 5 January 1975
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, 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 5 January 1975 ?
- 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.
- Kylie Bax: New Zealand model.
- Bradley Cooper: American actor and producer.
- Warrick Dunn: running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
- Mike Grier: American ice hockey player and scout.
- Don Wilson: Houston Astros' pitcher, dies at age 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Wiz opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
- 14 die when British freighter Lake Illawarra rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
- Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
- The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- Charlie Smalls' play The Wiz opens at the Majestic Theater in New York City, New York for 1672 performances.
- ''Wheel of Fortune'' premieres on NBC.
- ''AM America'' makes its television debut on ABC.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Status Quo - Down Down
- Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
- Kenny - The Bump
- The Stylistics - Na Na Is The Saddest Word
- Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
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