Saturday 13 April 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sergei Gonchar in Chelyabinsk and David Schurmann.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Bennie And The Jets by Elton John.
In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits.
The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Little Doctor.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 April 1974 ?
- Sergei Gonchar in Chelyabinsk: Russia; NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals, Olympics-silver-1998).
- David Schurmann: Brazilian film director.
- Sergei Gonchar: Russian ice hockey player.
- Darren Turner: English race car driver.
- David Zdrilic: Australian footballer and manager.
- Stanley Smith: Actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71.
- Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
- Sister Janet Mead - The Lord's Prayer
- Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
- John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- Ringo Starr - Oh My My
- Carly Simon - Mockingbird
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