Friday 1 February 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
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.
Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Carrie's War.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Lisa Marie Scott: Pensacola, Florida -- Playmate (Feb, 1994).
- Richard Dalla Rosa
- Walter McCarty: American basketball player and coach.
- Jennifer Lien: Actress (Hannah Moore-Another World).
- Randy Josselyn in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Fever Lake, Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure).
- David Meca: Spanish long distance swimmer.
- Lynda Ann Healy is abducted in Seattle: Washington (first Ted Bundy murder victim).
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1974 ?
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
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