Tuesday 8 October 1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Martin Henderson and Bruno Mantovani.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
The Phantom of Liberty, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Uchû senkan Yamato.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Martin Henderson: New Zealand actor.
- Bruno Mantovani
- Kevin Richardson (zookeeper)
- DJ Q-Ball: American musician (Bloodhound Gang).
- Akiko Thomson: American-Filipino swimmer and journalist.
- Kevyn Adams: American ice hockey player and coach.
- Fredrik Modin: Swedish ice hockey player.
- Koji Murofushi: Japanese hammer thrower.
- Rashaan Salaam: NFL running back (Chicago Bears).
- Rod Manuel: Defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
- Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- First Class - Beach Baby
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Cat Stevens - Another Saturday Night
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Blue Swede - Never My Love
- Cheech & Chong - Earache My Eye
- Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
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