Sunday 9 February 1975
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kurt Asle Arvesen and Viktor Chistiakov.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Fire by Ohio Players.
In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits.
The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Barney Miller.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 800 or pedit5.
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Which were the important events of 9 February 1975 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Kurt Asle Arvesen: Norwegian cyclist.
- Viktor Chistiakov: Russian-born Australian athlete.
- Kurt Arvesen: Norwegian cyclist and coach.
- Clinton Grybas: Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008).
- Vladimir Guerrero: Dominican-American baseball player.
- Soyuz 17 returns to Earth.
- Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic.
- The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
- Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the opposition UK Conservative Party. Thatcher, 49, is Britain's first female leader of any political party.
- Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava, President of Madagascar, is assassinated.
- A ampquotTurkish Federated State of North Cyprusampquot is declared as an unsuccessful first step to international recognition of a Turkish Cypriot separatist state in Cyprus.
- Fire breaks out in the World Trade Center.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ohio Players - Fire
- Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- AWB - Pick Up The Pieces
- Eagles - Best Of My Love
- Grand Funk - Some Kind Of Wonderful
- The Doobie Brothers - Black Water
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- America - Lonely People
- Disco Tex And The Sex-O-Lettes - Get Dancin'
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