Wednesday 8 January 1975
It was Wednesday, 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 8 January 1975 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Jenny Lewis: Las Vegas, Nevada -- Actress (Becky-Life With Lucy).
- Star Behl: Miss Delaware USA (1996).
- Vitali Yachmenev in Chelyabinsk: Russia; NHL right wing (Los Angeles Kings).
- DJ Clue: American DJ and producer.
- Julian Smith: German-American pop singer, songwriter, nightclub owner, radio presenter and disc jockey.
- Erdal Bibo: Turkish basketball player
- Reiko Chiba: Japanese actress
- Harris Jayaraj: Indian composer and producer
- Tift Merritt: American singer-songwriter
- Anthony Warde: Actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66.
- Gertrude Olmsted: Actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70.
- John Dierkes: Actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69.
- John Gregson: Actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55.
- Louis J H C A de Bourbon: Dutch writer / Poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66.
- Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker]: US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at age 61.
- US Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison.
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
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Paul Anka - One Man Woman/One Woman Man
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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