Sunday August 24, 1975
US date format: 8/24/1975, UK date format: 24/8/1975
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 James d'Arcy and Kwesi Ameyaw.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.
In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits.
Hard Times, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The New Tom & Jerry Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Panther.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 24, 1975?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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- Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
- Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
- Papadopoulos / Pattakos / Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
- Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup.
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- Charles H Revson: US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 24, 1975?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
- War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
- James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- Janis Ian - At Seventeen
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- KC And The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
- New Birth - Dream Merchant
- Graham Central Station - Your Love
- Sharon Paige and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
- Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World
- Jackson 5 - Forever Came Today
- Al Green - Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms)
- Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream
- The Temptations - Glasshouse
- Jackie Moore - Make Me Feel Like A Woman
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 24If August 24, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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?