Tuesday 20 August 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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.
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- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Szabolcs Safar: Hungarian footballer.
- Amy Adams: American actress.
- Adam Korol: Polish rower.
- Big Moe: American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 2007).
- Santino Rice: American fashion designer and actor.
- Szabolcs Sáfár: Hungarian footballer and coach
- Andy Strachan: Australian drummer and songwriter (The Living End and Pollyanna)
- Maxim Vengerov: Russian violinist and conductor
- Autumn Jackson: American news figure, the daughter of Shawn Renee Byers Thompson, who is alleged to be the daughter of comedian Bill Cosby. She was arrested on 1/18/1997 for attempting a love-child extortion scheme two days after Cosby's son Ennis was shot to death. Jackson, 22, and two accomplices were charged with trying to blackmail the 59-year-old Cosby, whom she says is her dad, for $40 million. Cosby admitted publicly that he had an affair with Thompson, but denied paternity.
- Denesha Reid: Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
- Misha Collins: American actor and director, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural (2008–present).
- Ilona Massey: Actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62.
- Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
- Nelson Rockefeller becomes VP
- Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Wet Willie - Keep On Smilin'
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