Friday 28 June 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Atilla Buday and Josh[ua] Crosby.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot.
In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Van Oekel's Discohoek.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 June 1974 ?
- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Atilla Buday: Budapest, Hungary -- Canadian canoeist (1996 Olympics).
- Josh[ua] Crosby: Manchester, Massachusetts -- Rower (1996 Olympics).
- Karim Abdul-Jabaar: Running back (Miami Dolphins).
- Rob Dyrdek: American professional skateboarder.
- Miki Mizuno: Japanese actress.
- Frank Sutton: Actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50.
- Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
- Wings release Band on the Run andZoo Gang in the UK
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
- Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
- William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
- Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
- The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
- Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
- John Denver - Annie's Song
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