Thursday May 22, 1975
US date format: 5/22/1975, UK date format: 22/5/1975
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 22, 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 Cole Hauser in Santa Barbara and Jaane Niinimaa.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire.
In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits.
Posse, directed by Kirk Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while You Can Get There From Here by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ovelha Negra.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Hi-way.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 22, 1975?
- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
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- The first legal numbers game in the USA is New Jersey State Lottery's "Pick-it", in which players choose their own 3-digit number in a daily drawing.
- 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 22, 1975?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
- Carpenters - Only Yesterday
- John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy
- Ace - How Long
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Paul Anka - I Don't Like To Sleep Alone
- Grand Funk - Bad Time
- Chicago - Old Days
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Smokey Robinson - Baby That's Backatcha
- Kool & The Gang - Spirit Of The Boogie
- Major Harris - Love Won't Let Me Wait
- Joe Simon - Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor)
- Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair
- Ohio Players - I Want To Be Free
- The Main Ingredient - Rolling Down A Mountainside
- The Stylistics - Thank You Baby
- The O'Jays - Give The People What They Want
- Barbara Mason - Shackin' Up
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 22If May 22, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 4 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 27 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?