Wednesday 25 December 1974, Christmas
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Grayson Shillingford and Chris Naeole.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Angie Baby by Helen Reddy.
In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Lucky Feller.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1974 ?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Grayson Shillingford: NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks).
- Chris Naeole: guard (New Orleans Saints).
- Nagma: Indian actress.
- Fabien Lagarde: French horse racing owner, trainer and jockey.
- Jake Manley: TV Actor.
- Heriberto Lazcano: Mexican drug lord (d. 2012)
- Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
- Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1974 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
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