Saturday 9 November 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dah-ve Chodan and Traci Toguchi.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits.
Earthquake, directed by Mark Robson, 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 Soundstage.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 November 1974 ?
- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Dah-ve Chodan: Actress (Tia-Uncle Buck).
- Traci Toguchi: Honolulu, Hawaii -- Miss America - Hawaii (1996).
- Giovanna Mezzogiorno: Italian actress, the daughter of actors Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Cecilia Sacchi.
- Alessandro Del Piero: Italian footballer.
- Joe C: American rapper and actor (d. 2000).
- Ryo Kase: Japanese actor
- Egon Joseph Wellesz: Austria -- Composer / musicologist, dies at 89.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
- Carole King - Jazzman
- John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
- America - Tin Man
- John Denver - Back Home Again
- Bobby Vinton - My Melody Of Love
- B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Reunion - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)
- Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway
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