Friday February 01, 1974
US date format: 2/1/1974, UK date format: 1/2/1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Lisa Marie Scott and Richard Dalla Rosa.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand.
In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
Thieves Like Us, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Kli-Kla-Klawitter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 01, 1974?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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- Good Times (spinoff from Maude) premieres on CBS TV
- Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
- Lynda Ann Healy is abducted in Seattle: Washington (first Ted Bundy murder...
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
- Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen
- Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Byron MacGregor - Americans
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
- Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Jim Stafford - Spiders & Snakes
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Temptations - Let Your Hair Down
- The O'Jays - Put Your Hands Together
- Al Green - Livin' For You
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
- Lamont Dozier - Trying To Hold On To My Woman
- The Isley Brothers - What It Comes Down To
- The Moments - Sexy Mama
- Isaac Hayes - "Joy" Pt. I
- Natural Four - Can This Be Real
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?