Monday 21 April 1975
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Danyon Joseph Loader in Dunedin and Angela Michelle Hughes in Anderson.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas.
In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits.
Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Survivors.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi-way or Panther.
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Which were the important events of 21 April 1975 ?
- Rome - city birthday.
- Saint Wolbodo
- Saint Konrad von Parzham
- Saint Anastasius I
- Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Texas-San Jacinto Day
- Grounation Day in Rastafari movement.
- Sunni Islam - Mawlid, Prophet Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Roman Empire - the Parilia was held in honor of Pales.
- Bah�'f Faith - First day of the festival of Ridv�n.
- Tiradentes - Brazil.
- Danyon Joseph Loader in Dunedin: New Zealand; 200 metre/400 metre swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1996).
- Angela Michelle Hughes in Anderson: South Carolina; Miss South Carolina-America (1997).
- Tha Trademarc: American hip hop artist.
- Danyon Loader: New Zealand pro swimmer who placed with an Olympic Gold Medal in the 200m freestyle, 7/21/1996 and another Gold Medal in the 400m freestyle 7/24/1996.
- Brian White: TV Actor.
- Jack Allan Westrup: Composer, dies at 70.
- Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
- 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Massachusetts in 2:09:55.
- Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after ten years.
- Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
- Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
- Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing - Part I
- Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Hot Chocolate - Emma
- Barry White - What Am I Gonna Do With You
- The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm
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