Thursday 9 January 1975
It was Thursday, 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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
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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
- Kim Mathers: Family Member.
- Mariano Friedick in Tarzana: California, USA; pursuit cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- James Beckford: Jamaican long jumper.
- Kiko Calero: Puerto Rican baseball player.
- Julia Lutrova: Russian tennis player.
- Mattias Olsson: Swedish drummer and producer (Änglagård)
- Justin Huish: American archery champion, winner of two Gold Medals at the Atlantic Olympic Games in August 1996. Huish was featured on TV in Bud Greenberg’s documentary.
- 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike.
- Australia beat England by 171 runs in fourth Test to regain Ashes.
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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
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Paul Anka - One Man Woman/One Woman Man
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
- The Stylistics - Na Na Is The Saddest Word
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
- Status Quo - Down Down
- Kenny - The Bump
- Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
Make this date unforgettable
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 9 January 1975 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?