Friday 11 October 1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Valerie Niehaus and Jason Arnott.
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 Odessa File, directed by Ronald Neame, 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 Pobol y Cwm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Valerie Niehaus
- Jason Arnott: Collingwood, Ontario -- NHL center (Edmonton Oilers).
- Jamie Thomas: American skateboarder and businessman founded Zero Skateboards and Fallen Footwear.
- Terje Håkonsen: Norwegian snowboarder.
- Kane Kosugi: American-Japanese martial artist and actor.
- Fumika Suzuki: Japanese voice actress and model.
- Terje Haakonsen: Norwegian snowboarder.
- Rachel Pine: American violinist and educator (Earthen Grave).
- The UK Labour government of Harold Wilson wins the second general election of the year, forming a three-seat majority. Wilson, who has led the party for a total of 11 years, has now won four of the five general elections he has contested.
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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