Tuesday 23 April 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB.
In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits.
Sanshiro Sugata, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1974 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Joey Kent: Wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers).
- Sam Madison: cornerback (Miami Dolphins).
- Carlos Dengler: American bass player (Interpol).
- Michael Kerr: New Zealand-born German rugby player.
- Barry Watson: American actor and director.
- Carl Barnett dies at age 59 of a heart attack while conducting Bach's Come, Sweet Death at the Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
- Grand Funk - The Loco-Motion
- Ringo Starr - Oh My My
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- Jim Croce - I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
- Bobby Womack - Lookin' For A Love
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