Thursday 17 July 1975
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Troy Amos Ross and Cecile de France.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Listen To What The Man Said by Wings.
In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits.
Anita: Swedish Nymphet, directed by Torgny Wickman, 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 Kommissariat IX.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing pedit5 or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1975 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Troy Amos Ross: Georgetown, Guyana -- Canadian boxer (1996 Olympics).
- Cecile de France: Belgian actress.
- Terence Tao: Terence Tao is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory.
- Vincent Vittoz: French cross-country skier and non-commissioned officer.
- Victoria Holmes: Novelist.
- Carey Hart: Motorcycle Racer
- Darude : Finnish trance DJ
- Harlette : Australian-English fashion designer
- Andre Adams: New Zealand cricketer
- Elena Anaya: Spanish actress
- Cécile de France: Belgian actress
- Paul Hinojos: American guitarist and songwriter (At the Drive-In The Mars Volta and Sparta)
- Konnie Huq: English television host and actress
- Modoc [the Elephant]: Dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal).
- Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US / USSR linkup in space
- Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
- Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
- American Apollo 18 and Soviet Soyuz 19 spacecraft dock with each other in orbit, marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - Listen To What The Man Said
- Van McCoy - The Hustle
- 10cc - I'm Not In Love
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
- Pilot - Magic
- Frankie Valli - Swearin' To God
- The Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair
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