Saturday 17 May 1975
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cheick Kongo and Jonti Picking.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn.
In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits.
The Wind and the Lion, directed by John Milius, 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 Looking for Clancy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Gun Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1975 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Cheick Kongo: French mixed martial artist and kick-boxer.
- Jonti Picking: English voice actor singer and animator.
- Kostas Sommer: German-Greek actor and producer.
- Laura Voutilainen: Finnish singer.
- Alex Wright: German-English wrestler and promoter.
- Funky Gibbon by The Goodies hits #79
- Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches
- NBC paid $5M for rights to show Gone with the Wind one time
- Los Angeles police raid the secret headquarters of the Symbionese Liberation Army, killing six of the group's nine known members.
- 101st Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
- Carpenters - Only Yesterday
- The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm
- John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy
- Ace - How Long
- Paul Anka - I Don't Like To Sleep Alone
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
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