Saturday 28 December 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rob Niedermayer and Jason Ridge.
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 Spasim or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1974 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Rob Niedermayer: Cassiar -- NHL center (Florida Panthers).
- Jason Ridge: American porn actor and producer.
- Markus Weinzierl: German footballer and manager.
- 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
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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