Thursday 24 October 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alexander PGR Duke of Ulster and Nathan Parks.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Then Came You by Dionne Warwicke.
In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits.
Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, 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.
On TV people were watching Weekend.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spasim or Tank.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Alexander PGR Duke of Ulster: Son of English Prince Richard.
- Nathan Parks: Tackle (KC Chiefs).
- Earl of Ulster Alexander Windsor: British royalty, the only son of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, 23rd in the line of succession to the British Throne since July 2013.
- Michael Foessel: French professor of philosophy, succeeding Alain Finkelkraut in the chair at Polytechnique de Paris in 2014.
- Gábor Babos: Hungarian footballer.
- Corey Dillon: American football player
- Wilton Guerrero: Dominican baseball player and scout
- Jamal Mayers: Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- David Oistrakh: Odessa, Russia -- Violinist / prof (Moscow Conservatory).
- Billy Martin named American League Manager of the Year (Texas Rangers).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
- Carole King - Jazzman
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Mac Davis - Stop And Smell The Roses
- The Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason
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