Saturday 23 February 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Leko and Kenyon Cotton.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand.
In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, 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 Bagpuss.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Rebound.
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Which were the important events of 23 February 1974 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Leko: American DJ.
- Kenyon Cotton: full back (Baltimore Ravens).
- Herschelle Gibbs: South African athlete, a cricketer.
- Patty Hearst, Daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA
- Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in Confessions of an Orth
- The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Jim Stafford - Spiders & Snakes
- Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- David Essex - Rock On
- Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen
- Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There
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