Thursday 9 January 1975
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mariano Friedick in Tarzana and Justin Huish.
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.
On TV people were watching A Dog of Flanders.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun Fight or Indy 800.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 January 1975 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Mariano Friedick in Tarzana: California, USA; pursuit cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- Justin Huish: American archery champion, winner of two Gold Medals at the Atlantic Olympic Games in August 1996.
- Kim Mathers: Family Member.
- James Beckford: Jamaican long jumper.
- Kiko Calero: Puerto Rican baseball player.
- 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike.
- Australia beat England by 171 runs in fourth Test to regain Ashes.
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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