Thursday 14 February 1974, Valentine's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Lowery and Rob Jahrling.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand.
In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, 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 Bagpuss.
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 14 February 1974 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Michael Lowery: NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears).
- Rob Jahrling: Australian rower (Olympics-1996).
- Philippe Leonard: Belgian footballer.
- Valentina Vezzali: Italian fencer, winner of the Olymic Gold Medal in 2000 and in 2004.
- Matt Redman: Rock Singer.
- Filippa Giordano: Italian-Mexican singer
- Stewie Dempster: New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 1974).
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
- Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
- Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Jim Stafford - Spiders & Snakes
- Byron MacGregor - Americans
- Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- David Essex - Rock On
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