Friday 25 April 1975
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ruben Gomez and Emily Bergl.
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 The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Survivors.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Gun Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 April 1975 ?
- ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand).
- Saint Filo.
- Official Red Hat Society day.
- Carnation Revolution commemorated in Portugal (National Holiday).
- Roman Empire - Robigalia in honor of Robigus.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica.
- Fuck the Earth Day - Declared by Jon Stewart in the April 24th, 2006 episode.
- Swaziland - National Flag Day.
- Faroe Islands - National Flag Day.
- Sinai Liberation Day, (Egypt), Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai peninsula.
- Saint Anianus
- Alice Day - celebration of the relationship between Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll.
- World Penguin Day
- Easter Sunday - 1886, 1943, 2038. In the Gregorian Calendar 25th April is the latest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (22nd March is the earliest).
- Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, falls on April 25 in 2006.
- Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War.
- Saint Ermin
- Saint Mark the Evangelist
- Ruben Gomez: rocker (Menudo-Cannonball).
- Emily Bergl: English-American actress.
- Jacque Jones: San Diego, California -- Baseball outfielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Mike Brant: Israeli pop star who achieved fame after moving to France.
- 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
- West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden.
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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