Thursday 29 August 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brad Boston and Kumi Tanioka.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Porridge.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1974 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Brad Boston: Sarnia, Ontario -- Soling yachter (1996 Olympics).
- Kumi Tanioka: Japanese keyboard player and composer.
- USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
- Helen Reddy - You And Me Against The World
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