Saturday 21 September 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Teddy Richert and Bryce Drew.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini, 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.
On TV people were watching Microbes and Men.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 September 1974 ?
- Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
- International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
- In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
- Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
- Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
- Also see September 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Matthew the Evangelist
- Teddy Richert: French football/soccer goalkeeper, who spent most of his career with Sochaux-Montbéliard (2001-2012).
- Bryce Drew: American basketball player and coach.
- Taral Hicks: American actress and singer.
- Jana Kandarr: German tennis player.
- Andy Todd: English footballer and manager.
- US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- The Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby
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