Saturday 5 October 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Douglas Emerson in Glendale and Rich Franklin.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
A Woman Under the Influence, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Uchû senkan Yamato.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 October 1974 ?
- Douglas Emerson in Glendale: California, USA; actor (Robbie - Herbie The Love Bug).
- Rich Franklin: American mixed martial artist and actor.
- Heather Headley: Trinidadian-American singer-songwriter producer and actress.
- Colin Meloy: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Decemberists Tarkio and Happy Cactus).
- Anousjka van Exel: Dutch tennis player.
- Alex Walkinshaw: English actor
- Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- First Class - Beach Baby
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- The Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman
- Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night
- Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Cheech & Chong - Earache My Eye
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