Friday 31 May 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Carey in Dorchester and Bindi Mansfield in Mooerbank.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens.
In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits.
Thriller: A Cruel Picture, directed by Alex Fridolinski, 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 Elimination or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 May 1974 ?
- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Jim Carey in Dorchester: Massachusetts, USA; NHL goalie (Washington Capitals).
- Bindi Mansfield in Mooerbank: New South Wales, Australia; diver (Olympics-1996).
- Sean Kent: American stand-up comedian, actor and writer.
- Jim Carey: American hockey player, a goalie for the Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, and St. Louis Blues between 1994 and 1999.
- Chad Campbell: American golfer.
- Kenan Doğulu: Turkish singer-songwriter and producer
- Zsolt Erdei: Hungarian light heavyweight boxer
- Tristram Hunt: English historian and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Education
- Adrian Tomine: American author and illustrator
- Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights.
- Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at age 70.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
- Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
- Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
- Joni Mitchell - Help Me
- Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
- Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young
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