Wednesday 19 June 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Doug Mientkiewicz and Bumper Robinson.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods.
In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Van Oekel's Discohoek.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 June 1974 ?
- Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Doug Mientkiewicz: American baseball player coach and manager.
- Bumper Robinson: American actor and voice artist.
- Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
- Kansas City Royals' Steve Busby second no-hitter, beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
- Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
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