Tuesday 29 April 1975
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Macready and Eric Koston.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn.
In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits.
Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Girls of Slender Means.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anti-Aircraft or Jet Fighter.
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Which were the important events of 29 April 1975 ?
- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- John Macready: Los Angeles, California -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics - 5th Place).
- Eric Koston: Thai American professional skateboarder.
- Zoo Béres: Hungarian-Australian radio host.
- Rafael Betancourt: Venezuelan baseball player.
- Ziynet Sali: Cypriot singer.
- Artem Yashkin: Ukrainian footballer
- William Craig Nystul: US Marine Corp Captain, one of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam.
- Darwin Judge: US Marine Corp-corporal, one of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam.
- Michael John Shea: US Marine Corp-Lieutenant/pilot, one of last soldiers killed in Vietnam.
- Charles McMahon Jr: US US Marine Corp lance corporal, killed in Vietnam.
- Ethiopia nationalizes all ground / earth
- Flyers 4-Isles 0 - Semifinals - Flyers hold 1-0 lead
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
- Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
- The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm
- Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)
- Carpenters - Only Yesterday
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