Friday 18 October 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joy Bryant and Noboru Kaneko.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston.
In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits.
Airport 1975, directed by Jack Smight, 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 Weekend.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Joy Bryant: TV Actress.
- Noboru Kaneko: Japanese actor.
- Candy Lo: Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress.
- Robbie Savage: Welsh footballer and sportscaster.
- Peter Svensson: Swedish guitarist and songwriter (The Cardigans).
- 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
- Wings (Country Hams) release Walking in the Park with Eloise
- Chicago Bulls' Nate Thurmond becomes first in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Carole King - Jazzman
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Blue Swede - Never My Love
- Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
- The Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason
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