Tuesday 31 December 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1974 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Lisa Valastro: Reality Star.
- Joe Abercrombie: English author.
- Mario Aerts: Belgian cyclist.
- Tony Kanaan: Brazilian race car driver.
- Ryan Sakoda: Japanese American professional wrestler.
- New York Yankees sign Jim Catfish Hunter to 5 yrs for record $3.75 million
- Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer
- Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac music group.
- Zora Arkus-Duntov, Chief Engineer of Corvette, officially resigns from Chevrolet, replaced by David McLellan.
- US President Gerald Ford issues Executive Order 11825 legalizing private ownership of gold.
- Free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter signs record US$3.75 million five year New York Yankees contract.
- 41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
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