Wednesday 14 August 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christopher Gorham and Ana Matronic.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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 Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Gran Trak 10.
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Which were the important events of 14 August 1974 ?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Christopher Gorham: American actor.
- Ana Matronic: American singer (Scissor Sisters).
- Martin Bulloch: Scottish musician (Mogwai).
- Chucky Atkins: American basketball player and coach.
- Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
- Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
- US President Gerald Ford signs legislation giving him the authority to legalize private ownership of gold.
- 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred in the villages of Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda.
- Turkey invades for the second time in Cyprus, occupying 37% of the island's territory.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
- Chicago - Call On Me
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Blue Magic - Sideshow
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