Saturday 26 October 1974
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rosemarie Dewitt and Lisa Eldridge.
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.
Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Weekend.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Rosemarie Dewitt
- Lisa Eldridge: Makeup Artist.
- Lisa : Japanese singer and producer (M-Flo).
- Anita Rinaldi: Hungarian porn actress director and producer.
- Raveena Tandon: Indian actress and producer.
- Bidia Dandaron: Buddhist author and teacher in the USSR (Born 1914).
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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