Wednesday 9 October 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kavika Pittman and Kieren Hutchison.
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 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pobol y Cwm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
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Which were the important events of 9 October 1974 ?
- Kavika Pittman: Defensive end (Dallas Cowboys).
- Kieren Hutchison: New Zealand actor.
- Yann Barthès: French journalist and TV host of Spanish descent, he has been presenting "le Petit Journal" on Canal Plus channel since 2004.
- Keith Booth: American basketball player, a forward for the Chicago Bulls.
- Gok Wan: TV Show Host.
- Shmuel Herzfeld: American rabbi and activist
- Oskar Schindler: Czech businessman who joined the Nazi party and became a double agent, managing to shuffle Jews through his factory rolls and getting them out of the country.
- Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
- Race riot in Boston due to busing
- Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden - Capitals begin a 37 game road losing streak
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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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