Wednesday 9 January 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jamain Stephens and Farhan Akhtar.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band.
In UK Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade was in the top 5 hits.
Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching How to Survive a Marriage.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 January 1974 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
- Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There
- Paul McCartney - Helen Wheels
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
- Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
- The Rubettes - Juke Box Jive
- Alvin Stardust - My Coo-Ca-Choo
- Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful
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