Sunday 24 August 1975
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Roberto Colombo and Mark de Vries.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.
In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits.
The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching I Didn't Know You Cared.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun Fight or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1975 ?
- 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
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- Charles H Revson: US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69.
- Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
- Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
- Papadopoulos / Pattakos / Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
- Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup.
- Officers responsible for the military coup in Greece in 1967 are sentenced to death in Athens. The sentences are later commuted to life imprisonment.
- SeptemberndashOctober ndash In New Zealand, Māori leader Whina Cooper leads a march 5,000 people in support of Maori claims to their land.
- In Sacramento, California, Lynette Fromme, a follower of jailed cult leader Charles Manson, attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is thwarted by a Secret Service agent.
- The London Hilton hotel is bombed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army 2 people are killed and 63 injured. 1975: London Hilton bombed
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
- James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- Janis Ian - At Seventeen
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
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