Tuesday December 31, 1974, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1974, UK date format: 31/12/1974
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 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 Joe Abercrombie and Lisa Valastro.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce.
In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits.
Anari, directed by Asit Sen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1974?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- New York Yankees sign Jim Catfish Hunter to 5 yrs for record $3.75 million
- Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer
- Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac music group.
- Zora Arkus-Duntov, Chief Engineer of Corvette, officially resigns from Chevrolet, replaced by David McLellan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
- Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
- Al Wilson - Show And Tell
- Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Barry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
- The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
- Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On
- Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
- The Rubettes - Juke Box Jive
- Alvin Stardust - My Coo-Ca-Choo
- Gary Glitter - Oh Yes You're Beautiful
Top #5 R&B songs
- Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
- Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
- James Brown - Stoned To The Bone - Part 1
- Bobby "Blue" Bland - This Time I'm Gone For Good
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 31, 1974?
On December 31, 1974 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is December 31, 1974?
On December 31, 1974 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 31, 1974?
On December 31, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1974?
On December 31, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on December 31, 1974?
On December 31, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 31, 1974?
On December 31, 1974 several famous people were born including, Joe Abercrombie, Mario Aerts, Lisa Valastro.
What was the number one song in December 31, 1974?
The number one song in the week of December 31, 1974 was Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce in US and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade in UK.
What were the top hits on December 31, 1974?
The top hits on December 31, 1974 were Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce, The Joker by Steve Miller Band, Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy in US and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade, Lonely This Christmas by Mud, You're The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White in UK.