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Wednesday 9 October 1974

1974-10-09

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. The Phantom of Liberty, directed by Luis Buuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Phantom of Liberty

Directed by: Luis Buuel

Starring: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli

Country: United States

A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper

Country: United States

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Female Trouble

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce

Country: United States

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Pobol y Cwm

Starring: Gwenfair Vaughan, Rhys Parry Jones, Beth Robert, Dewi Williams

Country: United Kingdom

No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom

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Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom

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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

Starring: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Country: United Kingdom

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The Rockford Files

Written by: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins

Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 October 1974 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Gok Wan: TV Show Host.
  • Yann Barthès: French journalist and TV host of Spanish descent, he has been presenting "le Petit Journal" on Canal Plus channel since 2004.
  • Shmuel Herzfeld: American rabbi and activist.
  • Keith Booth: American basketball player, a forward for the Chicago Bulls.
  • Kieren Hutchison: New Zealand actor.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oskar Schindler: Czech businessman who joined the Nazi party and became a double agent, managing to shuffle Jews through his factory rolls and getting them out of the country.
Facts:
  • Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • Race riot in Boston due to busing
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden - Capitals begin a 37 game road losing streak

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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