Friday 15 November 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Fred Brock and Cédric Burdet.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Whatever Gets You Thru The Night by John Lennon.
In UK Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex was in the top 5 hits.
Earthquake, directed by Mark Robson, 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 Soundstage.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 November 1974 ?
- Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
- USA - America Recycles Day
- Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
- Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
- Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
- R.C. Saints - Albert the Great
- Palestine - Independence Day (declared 1988)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle and the beginning of Winter Lent; also see November 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Fred Brock: Wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals).
- Cédric Burdet: French handball player who played most of his career in French handball team Montpellier HB until his retirement in 2009 (with a national championship victory).
- Susie Maroney: Australian marathon swimmer born with cerebral palsy.
- Chad Kroeger: Canadian singer (Nickelback).
- Ringo releases Goodnight Vienna andOnly You in the UK
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
- B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
- Bobby Vinton - My Melody Of Love
- America - Tin Man
- John Denver - Back Home Again
- Billy Swan - I Can Help
- Neil Diamond - Longfellow Serenade
- Reunion - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)
- Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
- Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway
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