Wednesday 8 January 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tift Merritt and Jenny Lewis.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John.
In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 800 or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Tift Merritt: American singer-songwriter.
- Jenny Lewis: Las Vegas, Nevada -- Actress (Becky-Life With Lucy).
- Star Behl: Miss Delaware USA (1996).
- Vitali Yachmenev in Chelyabinsk: Russia; NHL right wing (Los Angeles Kings).
- DJ Clue: American DJ and producer.
- Julian Smith: German-American pop singer, songwriter, nightclub owner, radio presenter and disc jockey.
- Erdal Bibo: Turkish basketball player.
- Reiko Chiba: Japanese actress.
- Harris Jayaraj: Indian composer and producer.
- John Gregson: Actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55.
- Anthony Warde: Actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66.
- Gertrude Olmsted: Actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70.
- John Dierkes: Actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69.
- Louis J H C A de Bourbon: Dutch writer / Poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66.
- Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker]: US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at age 61.
- US Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison.
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
- Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- Status Quo - Down Down
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
- Kenny - The Bump
- The Stylistics - Na Na Is The Saddest Word
- Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
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