Saturday 24 May 1975
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Katie King and Yannis Goumas.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire.
In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits.
The Wind and the Lion, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cash and Company.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or Doctor Pong.
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1975 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Katie King: Ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics - 1998).
- Yannis Goumas: Greek footballer.
- Will Sasso: Comedian.
- Marc Gagnon: Canadian short track speed skater.
- Giannis Goumas: Greek footballer and coach.
- Maria Lawson: English singer-songwriter
- Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16 fighter jet.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
- Carpenters - Only Yesterday
- John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy
- Ace - How Long
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Paul Anka - I Don't Like To Sleep Alone
- Grand Funk - Bad Time
- Chicago - Old Days
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