Sunday 6 October 1974
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Kelly and Geert Jelle de Vries.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
The Phantom of Liberty, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Uchû senkan Yamato.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Spasim.
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Which were the important events of 6 October 1974 ?
- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- Brian Kelly: Mission Viejo, California -- Soccer midfielder (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Geert Jelle de Vries: Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen).
- Kenny Jonsson: Angelholm, Sweden -- NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, New York Islander).
- Walter Centeno: Costa Rican footballer and manager.
- Alexis Georgoulis: Greek actor and producer.
- Kenny Jönsson: Swedish ice hockey player and coach
- Jeremy Sisto: American actor producer and screenwriter
- Helmuth Koinigg: Austrian Formula One driver (Born 1948).
- Mack & Mabel, opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
- Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- First Class - Beach Baby
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- The Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman
- Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night
- Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Cheech & Chong - Earache My Eye
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