Saturday 16 August 1975
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Felicia Zimmermann and Tania Zamparo.
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 Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Almost Anything Goes.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing pedit5 or Indy 800.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1975 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Felicia Zimmermann: Rochester, New York -- Fencer-foil (1996 Olympics).
- Tania Zamparo: Italian beauty queen, named Miss Italy in 2000.
- Magic : American rapper (504 Boyz and Body Head Bangerz) (d. 2013).
- Didier Agathe: French footballer.
- Jonatan Johansson: Finnish footballer coach and manager.
- Pantelis Konstantinidis: Greek footballer
- George Stults: American model and actor
- Álvaro Tardáguila: Uruguayan cyclist
- Vladimir Kuts: Ukrainian-born Soviet distance runner (Born 1927).
- Rodgers & Hart closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
- Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
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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