Wednesday 21 August 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pietra Gay and Amy Fisher.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka.
In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits.
The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
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Which were the important events of 21 August 1974 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Pietra Gay: WNBA guard / forward (Houston Comets).
- Amy Fisher: American teenager seen in the news for adolescent prostitution and the attempted murder of her lover's wife.
- Martin Andanar: Filipino journalist and radio host.
- Paul Mellor: Australian rugby player and referee.
- Johnny Reid: Scottish-Canadian singer.
- Buford Pusser: American law enforcement official (Born 1937).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - (You're) Having My Baby
- Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
- Rufus - Tell Me Something Good
- Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
- Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
- ABBA - Waterloo
- Jim Stafford - Wildwood Weed
- Donny and Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
- Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
- Wet Willie - Keep On Smilin'
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