Thursday 16 May 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Conal Groom in Northford and Keith Thibodeaux.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens.
In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 May 1974 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Conal Groom in Northford: Connecticut, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
- Keith Thibodeaux: cornerback (Washington Redskins).
- Laura Pausini: Italian pop singer who took top prize as a new artist in the 1993 San Remo Music Festival; two years later she released her first albut in English.
- Eliza Thomas: American homicide victim, one of four young girls killed in a yogurt shop in northwest Austin, TX on 12/06/1991.
- Rodolphe Vinh-Tung: French wakeboarder, a World Games Champion, who spent his childhood in Tahiti in the southern archipelago community of Fariipiti.
- Adam Richman: American actor and television personality
- Sonny Sandoval: American singer-songwriter (P.O.D.)
- Helmut Schmidt is elected German Chancellor after Willy Brandt resigns due to the spy in his office. Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FDP) becomes vice chancellor and foreign minister.
- Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
- Grand Funk - The Loco-Motion
- Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
- Chicago - (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
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