Tuesday January 01, 1974, NewYear’s Day
US date format: 1/1/1974, UK date format: 1/1/1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Abha Dawesar and Eva Birthistle.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce.
In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Bread and Chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shaft.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 01, 1974?
- World Population Year begins
- Lee MacPhail takes over as American League president, succeeding Joe Cronin.
- NBC radio begins on-the-hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 01, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
- The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
- Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On
- Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
- The Rubettes - Juke Box Jive
- Alvin Stardust - My Coo-Ca-Choo
- Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful
Top #5 R&B songs
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
- James Brown - Stoned To The Bone - Part 1
- Bobby "Blue" Bland - This Time I'm Gone For Good
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 01If January 01, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 8 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 5 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on January 01, 1974?
On January 01, 1974 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is January 01, 1974?
On January 01, 1974 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on January 01, 1974?
On January 01, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 01, 1974?
On January 01, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on January 01, 1974?
On January 01, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on January 01, 1974?
On January 01, 1974 several famous people were born including, Abha Dawesar, Eva Birthistle, Jessica Van Dyke
What was the number one song in January 01, 1974?
The number one song in the week of January 01, 1974 was Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce in US and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade in UK
What were the top hits on January 01, 1974?
The top hits on January 01, 1974 were Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce, The Joker by Steve Miller Band, Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy in US and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade, Lonely This Christmas by Mud, You're The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White in UK