Saturday 24 August 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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.
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1974 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Archie Amerson: CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Tony McCombs: Linebacker (Arizona Cardinals).
- Orla Fallon: Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman.
- Órla Fallon: Irish singer-songwriter (Celtic Woman and Anúna).
- Jennifer Lien: American actress and producer.
- Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Wet Willie - Keep On Smilin'
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