Saturday January 12, 1974
US date format: 1/12/1974, UK date format: 12/1/1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Melanie Chisholm and Nina Proll.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band.
In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
Butley, directed by Harold Pinter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Postern Of Fate by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Don Blech und der goldene Junker.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1974?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic".
- Princess Patricia: of Connaught (Born 1886).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1974?
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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 #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
- Al Green - Livin' For You
- James Brown - Stoned To The Bone - Part 1
- Bobby "Blue" Bland - This Time I'm Gone For Good
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Smokey Robinson - Baby Come Close
- The Temptations - Let Your Hair Down
- The Dells - I Miss You
- The Isley Brothers - What It Comes Down To
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on January 12, 1974?
On January 12, 1974 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is January 12, 1974?
On January 12, 1974 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on January 12, 1974?
On January 12, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 1974?
On January 12, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on January 12, 1974?
On January 12, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on January 12, 1974?
On January 12, 1974 several famous people were born including, Melanie Chisholm, Nina Proll, Claudia Conserva.
Which famous people died on January 12, 1974?
Famous people died on January 12, 1974 include, Princess Patricia.
What was the number one song in January 12, 1974?
The number one song in the week of January 12, 1974 was The Joker by Steve Miller Band in US and You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers in UK.
What were the top hits on January 12, 1974?
The top hits on January 12, 1974 were The Joker by Steve Miller Band, Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce, Show And Tell by Al Wilson in US and You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers, Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade, The Show Must Go On by Leo Sayer in UK.