Wednesday 6 August 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rik Platvoet and Renate Gotschl.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees.
In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits.
The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Massacre At Fall Creek by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Almost Anything Goes.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Gun Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 1975 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Rik Platvoet: Dutch soccer player (FC Twente, MVV).
- Renate Gotschl: Austrian alpine skier.
- Victor Zambrano: Venezuelan baseball player.
- Jason Crump: English-Australian motorcycle racer.
- Renate Götschl: Austrian skier.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- 10cc - I'm Not In Love
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- Melissa Manchester - Midnight Blue
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
- James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Mike Post - The Rockford Files
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