Wednesday 23 April 1975
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Damien Touya and Jon Thor Birgisson.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas.
In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits.
Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Survivors.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 800 or Crash 'N Score.
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Damien Touya: French fencing champion, the winner of a Bronze Medal in Sabers on 7/21/1996 at the Atlanta Olympics.
- Jon Thor Birgisson
- Sascha Ovard: Family Member.
- Jónsi : Icelandic singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sigur Rós and Jónsi & Alex).
- Bobby Shaw: American football player.
- Jon ?or Birgisson: Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Ros).
- Bret Anderson: Canadian Football League slot back (British Columbia Lions).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
- Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
- Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
- Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing - Part I
- Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
- Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- Hot Chocolate - Emma
- Barry White - What Am I Gonna Do With You
- The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm
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