Monday 26 August 1974
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Freddie Scott and Kelvin Cato.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, 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 Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Rebound.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1974 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Freddie Scott: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons).
- Kelvin Cato: American basketball player, he played center for the Portland Trail Blazers (1997–1999), Houston Rockets (1999–2004), Orlando Magic (2004–2006), Detroit Pistons (2006), and the New York Knicks (2006–2007).
- Meredith Eaton: American actress.
- Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
- Charles Lindbergh dies at age 72 in his Hawaiian home.
- Soyuz 15 carries two cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
- Helen Reddy - You And Me Against The World
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