Wednesday 24 July 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Bornhoeft and Stephen Williams.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
Flesh Gordon, directed by Michael Benveniste, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Soldier and Me.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
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- Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
- Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
- After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the Greek military junta collapses and democracy is restored.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- The Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
- George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
- Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
- The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
- Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
- Chicago - Call On Me
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