Tuesday 14 January 1975
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jordan Ladd and Marcel Koning.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Mandy by Barry Manilow.
In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Crash 'N Score.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Jordan Ladd: American actress and noted family, the daughter of David and Cheryl Ladd, the granddaughter of Alan Ladd.
- Marcel Koning: Soccer player (FC The Hague / NEC).
- Jeremy Jones: Snowboarder.
- Georgina Cates: English actress.
- USSR breaks trade agreement with US.
- Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka ''the Black Panther''.
- Heiress Lesley Whittle, 17, is kidnapped from her home in Shropshire, England by Donald Neilson.
- International Women's Year is launched in Britain by Princess Alexandra and Barbara Castle.
- Portugal announces that it will grant independence to Angola on November 11.
- Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom) opens at Walt Disney World and to this day remains one of the parks most popular attractions.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Paul Anka - One Man Woman/One Woman Man
- Donny and Marie Osmond - Morning Side Of The Mountain
- Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
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