Thursday 8 August 1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Andrei Mezin and Manjul Bhargava.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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 Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1974 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Andrei Mezin: NHL goaltender (Team Belarus, Olympics - 1998).
- Manjul Bhargava: Canadian-American mathematician and academic.
- Scott D'Amore: Canadian professional wrestler and manager.
- Brian Harvey: English singer-songwriter (East 17).
- Andy Priaulx: Guernseyan race car driver.
- Baldur von Schirach: German Author / Nazi politician, dies at 67.
- President Richard M Nixon announces he will resign his office 12PM August 9.
- Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
- Chicago - Call On Me
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Blue Magic - Sideshow
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
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