Monday 8 July 1974
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Zhanna Friske and Demetrius Allen.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Soldier and Me.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 July 1974 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Demetrius Allen: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons).
- Zhanna Friske: Russian actress and singer.
- David Crowder: Rock Singer.
- Tami Erin: American actress and model.
- Jeanna Friske: Russian actress and singer (d. 2015).
- Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
- Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - On And On
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
- Anne Murray - You Won't See Me
- The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
- The Righteous Brothers - Rock And Roll Heaven
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