Saturday 6 April 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Burr by Gore Vidal 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 6 April 1974 ?
- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Camilla Dallerup: Danish-English dancer and model.
- Flash Flanagan: American wrestler.
- Érica García: Argentinian-American singer-songwriter and actress.
- Robert Kovac: Croatian footballer.
- 200,000 attend rock concert California Jam
- Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11 / 16
- Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
- ABBA win the 19th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo.
- April 6
- California Jam is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, attracting 250,000 fans.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Cher - Dark Lady
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
- Sister Janet Mead - The Lord's Prayer
- Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
- Carly Simon - Mockingbird
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