Sunday 8 September 1974
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Susanna Bonfiglio and Amani Toomer.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, 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 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs.
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 8 September 1974 ?
- Susanna Bonfiglio: Italian basketball player, a member of the 12-women team, the Italian Nationale, which won the European Silver Medal in Rome June 1995.
- Amani Toomer: Football Player.
- Marios Agathokleous: Cypriot footballer.
- Tanaz Eshaghian: Iranian-American director and producer.
- Braulio Luna: Mexican footballer.
- Robert Cox: Last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79.
- 88th US Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75)
- 94th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)
- Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
- Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
- President Gerald Ford pardons former President R Nixon of all federal crimes
- Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
- TWA Flight 841 crashes into the Ionian Sea 18 minutes after take off from Athens, after a bomb explodes in the cargo hold, and kills 88 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Helen Reddy - You And Me Against The World
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
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