Wednesday 22 January 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Vyborny and Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen in Palmerston North.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by Carpenters.
In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Barney Miller.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Panther.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 January 1975 ?
- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
- David Vyborny: Czech ice hockey player.
- Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen in Palmerston North: New Zealand; cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- Damian Clemente: American homicide: convicted along with his father Anthony "Cleo" for the Charlestown restaurant massacre in which four men were shot to death and a fifth survived only because Cleo ran out of bullets.
- Stefano Diamante: Italian homicide, age 24 when he murdered his mother, 10/22/1999, c. 6:00 AM, Geneva.
- Balthazar Getty: American noted family, the great-grandson of Jean Paul Getty, the founder of the family fortune, age one and a half when his famous kin died.
- James Murray: TV Actor
- Felipe Giaffone: Brazilian race car driver
- David Výborný: Czech ice hockey player
- Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Ohio Players - Fire
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good
- Paul Anka - One Man Woman/One Woman Man
- Donny and Marie Osmond - Morning Side Of The Mountain
- Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
- AWB - Pick Up The Pieces
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