Tuesday 2 April 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hakan Hellstrom and Håkan Hellström.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Little Doctor.
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 2 April 1974 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Hakan Hellstrom: Swedish musician.
- Håkan Hellström: Swedish singer (Broder Daniel).
- Harold Hunter: American skateboarder and actor (d. 2006).
- Tayfun Korkut: Turkish football manager and former player.
- Douglass Dumbrille: Actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84.
- 46th Academy Awards - The Sting, Glenda Jackson and Jack Lemmon win.
- Arganat Committee publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War.
- Tony Greig takes 8-86 versus West Indies Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in second inning).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- Sister Janet Mead - The Lord's Prayer
- Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
- Cher - Dark Lady
- MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
- Carly Simon - Mockingbird
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
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