Wednesday 23 October 1974
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dani Tyler and Beatrice Roini Liua Faumuina.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Then Came You by Dionne Warwicke.
In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits.
The Odessa File, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Weekend.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 23 October 1974 ?
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Beatrice Roini Liua Faumuina: New Zealand -- Discus thrower (1996 Olympics).
- Dani Tyler: Denver, Colorado -- Softball infielder (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Kaleena Kiff in Santa Monica: California, USA; actress (Patti - Love Sidney).
- Kaleena Kiff: TV Actress.
- Aravind Adiga: Indian journalist and author.
- Beatrice Faumuina: New Zealand discus thrower.
- DJ Spinbad: American DJ and producer.
- Sander Westerveld: Soccer player (FC Twente).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dionne Warwicke - Then Came You
- Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
- Carole King - Jazzman
- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
- Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
- Tony Orlando and Dawn - Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Mac Davis - Stop And Smell The Roses
- The Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason
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