Monday 9 December 1974
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aloisio and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas.
In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Young Frankenstein, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Münchner Geschichten.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 December 1974 ?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Aloisio: Brazilian footballer.
- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: Pakistani singer.
- Canibus : Jamaican-American rapper and actor (The Hrsmn).
- Aloísio da Silva Filho: Brazilian footballer.
- Wendy Dillinger: American soccer player coach and manager.
- Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos: Composer, dies at 64.
- Dow Jones index hits 570.01
- Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
- Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail.
- The Paris summit, reuniting the European communities' heads of state and government, commences.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
- Billy Swan - I Can Help
- Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
- B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Al Green - Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
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