Friday March 29, 1974
US date format: 3/29/1974, UK date format: 29/3/1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 29, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (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 Cyril Julian and Marc Gené.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver.
In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits.
The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Zoo Gang.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 29, 1974?
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- NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
- The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang is discovered at Xi'an, China.
- April 3-4 ndash An enormous outbreak of tornadoes strikes the central parts of the United States, killing around 319 people. Known as the ampquotSuper Outbreakampquot, the event was the largest and deadliest outbreak of tornadoes for almost 40 years until an even larger outbreak surpassed it in 2011.
- Seton I Miller: Writer, dies at 71.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 29, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
- Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Cher - Dark Lady
- Carly Simon - Mockingbird
- Paul McCartney - Jet
- Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
- Mocedades - Eres Tu (Touch The Wind)
- Sister Janet Mead - The Lord's Prayer
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Womack - Lookin' For A Love
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
- The Chi-lites - Homely Girl
- Bloodstone - Outside Woman
- The Spinners - Mighty Love - Pt. 1
- The Staple Singers - Touch A Hand, Make A Friend
- Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
- Barry White - Honey Please, Can't Ya See
- Billy Paul - Thanks For Saving My Life
- MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on March 29, 1974?
On March 29, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is March 29, 1974?
On March 29, 1974 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on March 29, 1974?
On March 29, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 29, 1974?
On March 29, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on March 29, 1974?
On March 29, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on March 29, 1974?
On March 29, 1974 several famous people were born including, Cyril Julian, Marc Gené, Kara Brock.
Which famous people died on March 29, 1974?
Famous people died on March 29, 1974 include, Seton I Miller.
What was the number one song in March 29, 1974?
The number one song in the week of March 29, 1974 was Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver in US and Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace in UK.
What were the top hits on March 29, 1974?
The top hits on March 29, 1974 were Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver, Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede, Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks in US and Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace, Jealous Mind by Alvin Stardust, The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies in UK.