Wednesday August 20, 1975
US date format: 8/20/1975, UK date format: 20/8/1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Jose Tomas and Marcus Mastin.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.
In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits.
Hard Times, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The New Tom & Jerry Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1975?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
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- Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
- Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
- American Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 1975?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
- James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- Janis Ian - At Seventeen
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- KC And The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
- New Birth - Dream Merchant
- Graham Central Station - Your Love
- Sharon Paige and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
- Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World
- Jackson 5 - Forever Came Today
- Al Green - Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms)
- Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream
- The Temptations - Glasshouse
- Jackie Moore - Make Me Feel Like A Woman
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