Sunday 4 August 1974
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Canute Curtis and Kily Gonzalez.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Maze War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1974 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Canute Curtis: Linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Kily Gonzalez: Argentine footballer.
- Rita Atria: Sicilian woman who committed suicide by throwing herself from a window on 7/26/1992.
- Corinne Diacre: French professional football/soccer coach and former football defender.
- Chris Crippin: Canadian drummer (Hedley).
- Kily González: Argentinian footballer
- Keenan Milton: American professional skater (d. 2001)
- Dominic Ochoa: Filipino actor
- Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
- Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor.
- A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
- The Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
- Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
- Chicago - Call On Me
- Blue Magic - Sideshow
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