Wednesday 13 August 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jason Gleasman and Joe Perry.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees.
In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits.
The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Almost Anything Goes.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or Panther.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1975 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Jason Gleasman: Wilmington, Delaware -- 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (1996 Olympics).
- Joe Perry: English snooker player.
- James Carpinello: American actor.
- Lana Bilzerian: American actress she is the daughter of noted designer and merchandiser, Alan Bilzerian.
- Gwenhaelle Le Gouariguer: French homicide victim, shot to death by Didier Morvant on 7/28/1993, for no apparent reason.
- Max Lamberty: Flemish sociologist (What is Culture?), dies at 81.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
- Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
- James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Melissa Manchester - Midnight Blue
- Mike Post - The Rockford Files
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