Thursday 31 October 1974, Halloween
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Gooch and Julie Minta Gleneck.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Haven't Done Nothin' by Stevie Wonder.
In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits.
Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, 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 Weekend.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 October 1974 ?
- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Jeff Gooch: Linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
- Julie Minta Gleneck: Miss New Hampshire USA (1996).
- Serge Heuveling: Soccer player (NEC).
- Muzzy Izzet: English-Turkish footballer.
- Roger Manganelli: Brazilian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (Less Than Jake and Rehasher).
- Natasja Saad: Danish reggae and dance hall artist (Born 1974)
- Marines terminate gijzelingsactie in strafgevangenis Scheveningen
- Laura Aime disappears in Utah (possible Ted Bundy victim).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
- Carole King - Jazzman
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
- John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Mac Davis - Stop And Smell The Roses
- America - Tin Man
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