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Monday 17 June 1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Evangelia Psarra . In that special week of June people in US were listening to Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods. In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Van Oekel's Discohoek. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Where the Red Fern Grows

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging

Country: United States

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Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Country: United States

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Uptown Saturday Night

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte

Country: United States

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The Parallax View

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels

Country: United States

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Thriller: A Cruel Picture

Directed by: Alex Fridolinski

Starring: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Now You See It

Starring: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood

Country: United States

Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom

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Nova

Written by: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Country: United States

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Bagpuss

Written by: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin

Starring: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner

Country: United Kingdom

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Carrie's War

Starring: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1974?

  • Time: Middle-Class Blacks w. African American family.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8387
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Kissinger -- June 10, 1974

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

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre By Alan Drury

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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

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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

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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