Saturday 20 July 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Meadows and Phofo.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
Death Wish, directed by Michael Winner, 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 Soldier and Me.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Kevin Meadows: Gay rights activist.
- Phofo: American musician.
- Simon Rex: American actor.
- Bengie Molina: Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach.
- Allen Jenkins: Staten Island, New York -- Actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit).
- Heng Yo and Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
- Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a ''coup d' etat'', organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the United States and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute. Syria and Egypt put their militaries on alert.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- The Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - On And On
- The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
- Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
- Anne Murray - You Won't See Me
- The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
- Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
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