Friday 27 December 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Edgar Ponce and Frank Shea.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Angie Baby by Helen Reddy.
In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Sweeney.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Maze War.
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Which were the important events of 27 December 1974 ?
- The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
- R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
- Edgar Ponce: Mexican actor and dancer (d. 2005).
- Frank Shea: American construction worker and boxer, the winner of three national titles in the junior Olympics and five New England Golden Gloves Championships.
- Masi Oka: Japanese-American actor.
- Tomáš Janků: Czech high jumper.
- Fumiko Orikasa: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
- FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
- 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
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