Thursday 11 July 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hermann Hrei?arsson and Fragiskos Alvertis.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
Mr. Majestyk, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Soldier and Me.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 July 1974 ?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Hermann Hrei?arsson: Icelandic footballer.
- Fragiskos Alvertis: Greek basketball player.
- Andre Ooijer: Dutch footballer.
- Alanas Chosnau: Lithuanian singer and songwriter.
- Lil Kim: Rapper.
- Alanas Chošnau: Lithuanian singer-songwriter
- Hermann Hreiðarsson: Icelandic footballer and manager
- André Ooijer: Dutch footballer and coach
- Par Lagerkvist: Swedish author who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951.
- House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
- US House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry.
- World Football League plays first games.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
- Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - On And On
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
- Anne Murray - You Won't See Me
- The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
- The Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
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