Thursday May 23, 1974
US date format: 5/23/1974, UK date format: 23/5/1974
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 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 Jewel (singer) and Lino (rapper).
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens.
In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits.
Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching My Old Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 23, 1974?
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- Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed.
- Kathleen Cannell: Writer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
- Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
- Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
- Grand Funk - The Loco-Motion
- Chicago - (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
- Joni Mitchell - Help Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - I'm In Love
- William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
- The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money
- Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
- Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- James Brown - The Payback
- Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)
- Graham Central Station - Can You Handle It?
- Bill Withers - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 23If May 23, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 4 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 26 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 23, 1974?
On May 23, 1974 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is May 23, 1974?
On May 23, 1974 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on May 23, 1974?
On May 23, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1974?
On May 23, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on May 23, 1974?
On May 23, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 23, 1974?
On May 23, 1974 several famous people were born including, Jewel (singer), Lino (rapper), Yann Guichard.
Which famous people died on May 23, 1974?
Famous people died on May 23, 1974 include, Kathleen Cannell.
What was the number one song in May 23, 1974?
The number one song in the week of May 23, 1974 was The Streak by Ray Stevens in US and Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes in UK.
What were the top hits on May 23, 1974?
The top hits on May 23, 1974 were The Streak by Ray Stevens, Dancing Machine by Jackson 5, The Entertainer by Marvin Hamlisch in US and Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes, Waterloo by Abba, Shang-A-Lang by Bay City Rollers in UK.