Tuesday 26 March 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Peca and Hakeem Abdul-samad.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
Dark Star, directed by John Carpenter, 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 Now You See It.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spasim or Tank.
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Which were the important events of 26 March 1974 ?
- Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
- Saint Ludger
- Saint Larissa
- Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
- Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
- Mike Peca: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL center (Buffalo Sabres).
- Hakeem Abdul-samad: rocker (Boys).
- Irina Spirlea in Bucharest: Romania; tennis star (1996 Amelia Island).
- Alfred Shipman: Canadian Football League slot back (British Columbia Lions).
- Philip Graves: British astrological historian presently based in Sweden.
- Romanian communist party names party leader Nicolae Ceausescu President.
- George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
- Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Cher - Dark Lady
- Carly Simon - Mockingbird
- Paul McCartney - Jet
- Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
- Mocedades - Eres Tu (Touch The Wind)
- Sister Janet Mead - The Lord's Prayer
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