Saturday March 16, 1974
US date format: 3/16/1974, UK date format: 16/3/1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Anne Charrier and Jérôme-Michel Legros.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
The Sugarland Express, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Landline.
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 March 16, 1974?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
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- First performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 16, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Womack - Lookin' For A Love
- The Spinners - Mighty Love - Pt. 1
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
- The Chi-lites - Homely Girl
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- The Soul Children - I'll Be The Other Woman
- Johnnie Taylor - We're Getting Careless With Our Love
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
- Bloodstone - Outside Woman
- Tavares - That's The Sound That Lonely Makes
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 16If March 16, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 6 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 21 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?