Saturday 10 August 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dave Fiore and Miro Simonovic.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack.
In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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 Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Maze War.
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1974 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Dave Fiore: Tackle (San Francisco 49ers).
- Miro Simonovic: Hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998).
- Walt Harris: Cornerback (Chicago Bears).
- Luis Marin: Costa Rican footballer.
- Haifaa al-Mansour: Saudi Arabian director and producer.
- Luis Marín: Costa Rican footballer and manager
- Rachel Simmons: American feminist and author
- David Sommeil: French footballer
- Ivor Dean: British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57.
- Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- John Denver - Annie's Song
- Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
- Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
- Chicago - Call On Me
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Blue Magic - Sideshow
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
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