Friday August 30, 1974
US date format: 8/30/1974, UK date format: 30/8/1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 30, 1974). 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 Camilla Läckberg and John Todryk.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to by .
In UK by was in the top 5 hits.
Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Winter Kills by Richard Condon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 30, 1974?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
- Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia rail yard killing 153.
- A Belgrade : Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
- A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
- Abraham Schierbeek: Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 30, 1974?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 30If August 30, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 28 days.
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 30, 1974?
On August 30, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is August 30, 1974?
On August 30, 1974 the zodiac sign was Virgo.
Who was the US President on August 30, 1974?
On August 30, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 30, 1974?
On August 30, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on August 30, 1974?
On August 30, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 30, 1974?
On August 30, 1974 several famous people were born including, Camilla Läckberg, John Todryk, Rich Cronin.
Which famous people died on August 30, 1974?
Famous people died on August 30, 1974 include, Abraham Schierbeek.
What was the number one song in August 30, 1974?
The number one song in the week of August 30, 1974 was (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees in UK.
What were the top hits on August 30, 1974?
The top hits on August 30, 1974 were (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka, I Shot The Sheriff by Eric Clapton, Tell Me Something Good by Rufus in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in UK.