Thursday 17 April 1975
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Trifun Zivanovic in Santa Monica and Gabriel Soto.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John.
In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits.
Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Survivors.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Hi-way.
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1975 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Trifun Zivanovic in Santa Monica: California; figure skater (1995 Pacific Coast Junior champion).
- Gabriel Soto: Mexican actor.
- Heidi Alexander: English politician.
- Travis Roy: American ice hockey player.
- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Indian philosopher and politician 2nd President of India (d. 1975).
- Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
- Penguins 6-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - Penguins hold 3-0 lead
- The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
- Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
- Ringo Starr - No No Song
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing - Part I
- Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
- Barry White - What Am I Gonna Do With You
- Hot Chocolate - Emma
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
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