Saturday 12 October 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karmyn Tyler and Rachyl Hoskins.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Airport 1975, directed by Jack Smight, 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 Pobol y Cwm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Spasim.
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1974 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Karmyn Tyler: Shreveport, Louisiana -- Miss America - Louisiana (1996).
- Rachyl Hoskins: Miss USA-Kentucky (1997).
- Ebru Gundes: Folk Singer.
- Kate Beahan: Australian actress.
- Ebru Gündeş: Turkish singer and actress.
- Joseph Frederick Wagner: Composer, dies at 74.
- 1st time Washington Capitals are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- First Class - Beach Baby
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Blue Swede - Never My Love
- Cheech & Chong - Earache My Eye
- Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
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