Wednesday March 20, 1974
US date format: 3/20/1974, UK date format: 20/3/1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 20, 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 Paula Garces and Kevin Sullivan.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Dark Lady by Cher.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
The Night Porter, directed by Liliana Cavani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Zoo Gang.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 20, 1974?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
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- Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 20, 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
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
- The Chi-lites - Homely Girl
- The Spinners - Mighty Love - Pt. 1
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- Bloodstone - Outside Woman
- Johnnie Taylor - We're Getting Careless With Our Love
- The Soul Children - I'll Be The Other Woman
- Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
- Billy Paul - Thanks For Saving My Life
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