Saturday May 17, 1975
US date format: 5/17/1975, UK date format: 17/5/1975
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Tony Sylva and Marcelinho (footballer).
In that special week of May people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn.
In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits.
The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Invisible Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Hi-way.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 17, 1975?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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- Funky Gibbon by The Goodies hits #79
- Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches
- NBC paid $5M for rights to show Gone with the Wind one time
- Los Angeles police raid the secret headquarters of the Symbionese Liberation Army, killing six of the group's nine known members.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 17, 1975?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
- Carpenters - Only Yesterday
- The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm
- John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy
- Ace - How Long
- Paul Anka - I Don't Like To Sleep Alone
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Joe Simon - Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor)
- Smokey Robinson - Baby That's Backatcha
- Kool & The Gang - Spirit Of The Boogie
- Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Bad Luck (Part 1)
- Barry White - What Am I Gonna Do With You
- Bobby Womack - Check It Out
- Major Harris - Love Won't Let Me Wait
- The Main Ingredient - Rolling Down A Mountainside
- The Stylistics - Thank You Baby
- Ohio Players - I Want To Be Free
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?