Wednesday May 8, 1974US date format: 5/8/1974, UK date format: 8/5/1974
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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Raphaël Jacquelin and Calvin Branch.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk.
In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits.
Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching My Old Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 May 1974
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1974 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Raphaël Jacquelin
- Calvin Branch: cornerback (Oakland Raiders).
- Colin Daynes in Windsor: Ontario, Canada; 68kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-1996).
- Candace Nelson: Chef.
- Breckin Meyer: Actor.
- Korey Stringer: American football player (d. 2001).
- Jon Tickle: English television host.
- Marge Kõrkjas: Estonian swimmer.
- Graham Bond: rocker, dies jumping under a train.
- Canada government of Trudeau falls
- FC Magdenburg wins 14th Europe Cup II.
- 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted.
- George P. Shultz's term as Treasury Secretary of the US ends.
- William E. Simon takes office as US Treasury secretary.
Planetary positions on this day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Grand Funk - The Loco-Motion
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
- Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
- MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
- Chicago - (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
- Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- James Brown - The Payback
- Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
- Aretha Franklin - I'm In Love
- Al Green - Let's Get Married
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
- Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)
- MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
- William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
- Summer Breeze (Part 1) - The Isley Brothers
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?