Wednesday 17 September 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Austin St John and Jade Estrada.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Fame by David Bowie.
In UK Sailing by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
Three Days of the Condor, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gruntovcani.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pursuit or Doctor Pong.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1975 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Austin St John: American actor.
- Jade Estrada: American entertainer, a successful Latin pop singer, comedian, choreographer, actor, political commentator, and human rights activist.
- Austin John: TV Actor.
- Jimmie Johnson: American race car driver.
- Pumpkinhead : American rapper (d. 2015).
- Wilko de Vogt: Dutch footballer
- Constantine Maroulis: American singer-songwriter and actor (Pray for the Soul of Betty)
- Rollout of first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- David Bowie - Fame
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- Janis Ian - At Seventeen
- John Denver - I'm Sorry
- The Isley Brothers - Fight The Power (Part 1)
- Barry Manilow - Could It Be Magic
- David Geddes - Run Joey Run
- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
- Freddy Fender - Wasted Days And Wasted Nights
- Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love
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