Friday 7 November 1975
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Raphaël Haroche and Diana Amft.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Island Girl by Elton John.
In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits.
The Story of O, directed by Just Jaeckin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Power! by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sneak Previews.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anti-Aircraft or Crash 'N Score.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Willibrord
- Russia - day of the October Revolution (1917) in the Gregorian Calendar, unofficially commemorated
- Northern Catalonia - National Day, after Treaty of Pyrenees.
- Also see November 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Raphaël Haroche
- Diana Amft
- Marcus Luttrell: War Hero.
- Venkat Prabhu: Indian actor singer director and screenwriter.
- Suesan Rajabi: Miss Colorado USA (1996).
- Nicolas Hénin: French journalist hostage, son of Pierre-Yves Hénin, economist and historian, kidnapped by Syrian jihadists (22 June 2013).
- Raphaël : French singer–songwriter and actor, who studied law before singing.
- Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
- In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Col. Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brig. Khaled Mosharraf.
- A vapor cloud explosion at a petroleum cracking facility in Geleen, Netherlands leaves 14 dead and 109 injured, with fires lasting for 5 days.
- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379: By a vote of 72–35 (with 32 abstentions), the United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism. The resolution provokes an outcry among Jews around the world.
- The from the entrance to Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board (an event immortalized in song by Gordon Lightfoot).
- Lev Leshchenko revives ampquotDen Pobedyampquot, one of the most popular World War II songs in the USSR.
- Angola becomes independent from Portugal civil war soon erupts.
- Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Governor-General of Australia Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam and commissions Malcolm Fraser as Prime Minister.
- The first annual Vogalonga rowing ampquotraceampquot is held in Venice, Italy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Island Girl
- Eagles - Lyin' Eyes
- John Denver - Calypso
- The Four Seasons - Who Loves You
- Jefferson Starship - Miracles
- Linda Ronstadt - Heat Wave
- Spinners - They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)
- Natalie Cole - This Will Be
- Morris Albert - Feelings
- Captain and Tennille - The Way I Want To Touch You
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