Sunday November 17, 1974
US date format: 11/17/1974, UK date format: 17/11/1974
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 17, 1974). 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 Florence Cassez and Leslie Bibb.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Whatever Gets You Thru The Night by John Lennon.
In UK Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex was in the top 5 hits.
Freebie and the Bean, directed by Richard Rush, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Cavett by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 17, 1974?
- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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- Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
- Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
- Clive Brook: Actor / director (On Approval), dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 17, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
- B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
- Bobby Vinton - My Melody Of Love
- America - Tin Man
- John Denver - Back Home Again
- Billy Swan - I Can Help
- Neil Diamond - Longfellow Serenade
- Reunion - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)
- Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
- Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman
- Latimore - Let's Straighten It Out
- Al Green - Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
- The Spinners - Love Don't Love Nobody - Pt. I
- Little Beaver - Party Down - Part 1
- B.T. Express - Do It ('til You're Satisfied)
- Tavares - She's Gone
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - I Feel A Song (in My Heart)
- Kool & The Gang - Higher Plane
- Blue Magic - Three Ring Circus
Sport Games on November 17, 1974
- Baltimore Colts - Atlanta Falcons : 17 - 7
- Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 28 - 35
- Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 3 - 20
- Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins : 21 - 28
- Green Bay Packers - Minnesota Vikings : 19 - 7
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 17If November 17, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 10 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 25 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?