Thursday August 08, 1974
US date format: 8/8/1974, UK date format: 8/8/1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Brian Harvey and Enzo Cilenti.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Capone Investment.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 08, 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
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- 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.
- Baldur von Schirach: German Author / Nazi politician, dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 08, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- James Brown - My Thang
- The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
- Curtis Mayfield - Kung Fu
- George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
- Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good
- Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby
- The Main Ingredient - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
- Bobby Womack - You're Welcome, Stop On By
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Kalimba Story
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?