Tuesday 17 September 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bas Leferink and Jason Hewitt.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 Microbes and Men.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1974 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Bas Leferink: Soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles).
- Jason Hewitt: Australian baseball infielder (1996 Olympics).
- Rasheed Wallace: American basketball player, an NBA center/forward who played with the Washington Bullets (1995–1996), Portland Trail Blazers (1996–2004), Atlanta Hawks (2004), Detroit Pistons (2004–2009), and the Boston Celtics (2009–2010).
- Jennifer Williams: Reality Star.
- Mirah : American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Microphones).
- DJ Babu: American DJ and producer (Beat Junkies and Dilated Peoples)
- Tormod Granheim: Norwegian skier and explorer
- Austin John: American actor and martial artist
- Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- The Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby
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