Sunday 24 February 1974
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Simeon Rice and Jeremy Laster in Fullerton.
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 Nova.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Tank.
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Which were the important events of 24 February 1974 ?
- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Simeon Rice: defensive end (Arizona Cardinals).
- Jeremy Laster in Fullerton: California, USA; water polo driver (Olympics-1996).
- Karim Bagheri: Iranian footballer.
- Chad Hugo: American keyboard player songwriter and producer (N*E*R*D).
- Mike Lowell: Puerto Rican-American baseball player and sportscaster.
- Bonnie Somerville: American actress and singer
- Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round skater.
- Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh.
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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