Wednesday 20 March 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Paula Garces and P J Bogart in New York City.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Dark Lady by Cher.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
The Great Gatsby, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Boy Dominic.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Spasim.
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Which were the important events of 20 March 1974 ?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Paula Garces: Colombian actress.
- P J Bogart in New York City: New York; diver (Olympics-1996).
- Paula Garcés: American-Colombian actress producer and screenwriter.
- Andrzej Pilipiuk: Polish author.
- Kevin Sullivan: Canadian runner and coach.
- Elo Viiding: Estonian poet
- Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Cher - Dark Lady
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- Carly Simon - Mockingbird
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- Paul McCartney - Jet
- Mocedades - Eres Tu (Touch The Wind)
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
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