Sunday 14 September 1975
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mother Elizabeth .
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell.
In UK Sailing by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
Dog Day Afternoon, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gruntovcani.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or Steeplechase.
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Which were the important events of 14 September 1975 ?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Mother Elizabeth: Ann Bayley Seton canonized as first US-born saint.
- Walter Herbert: German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975).
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
- Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st US Saint
- Rembrandts Nightwatch slashed and damaged in Amsterdam
- The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
- Janis Ian - At Seventeen
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
- David Bowie - Fame
- The Isley Brothers - Fight The Power (Part 1)
- Barry Manilow - Could It Be Magic
- John Denver - I'm Sorry
- David Geddes - Run Joey Run
- Freddy Fender - Wasted Days And Wasted Nights
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