Wednesday 30 April 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). 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.
Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 30 April 1975 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Michael Chaturantabut: Thai-American actor and stuntman.
- Tomi Joutsen: Finnish singer-songwriter (Amorphis).
- Elliott Sadler: American race car driver.
- Mike Chat: American actor.
- Johnny Galecki: American actor.
- David Moncoutié: French road racing cyclist, who rode with the French team Cofidis for his entire professional career (1997-2012). A climber, he won his first professional race in a mountain stage of Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. He has won Mountains Classification in Vuelta a España four times, one short of the record of five held by José Luis Laguía.
- Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
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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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