Tuesday 7 January 1975, Orthodox Christmas
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Norman Waddell in Cambridge and Hossein Derakhshan.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Supership by Noel Mostert was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Dog of Flanders.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or pedit5.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1975 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Robert Norman Waddell in Cambridge: New Zealand; single scull rower (Olympics-1996).
- Hossein Derakhshan: Iranian-Canadian journalist and blogger.
- Yūko Nakamura: Japanese actress.
- Shawn Phelan: American actor (d. 1998).
- Shenandoah opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
- Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
- Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing US$30,000 damage.
- OPEC agrees to raise crude oil prices by 10%.
- Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first female U.S. governor who did not succeed her husband.
- U.S. President Gerald Ford appoints Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to head a special commission looking into alleged domestic abuses by the CIA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Paul Anka - One Man Woman/One Woman Man
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
- Status Quo - Down Down
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Kenny - The Bump
- Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
- The Stylistics - Na Na Is The Saddest Word
- Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
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