It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim.
In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
directed by Tobe Hooper
starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
- The Night Porter
directed by Liliana Cavani
starring: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy
- Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
starring: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin
directed by Federico Fellini
starring: Magali Nol, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio
- Turkish Delight
directed by Paul Verhoeven
starring: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman
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Which were the important events of Tuesday, 24 September 1974 ?
Famous People born
- Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
- Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
: NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
: Florissant, Missouri -- Soccer midfielder (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
: American baseball player
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1974 ?
What news were making the headlines those days in September 1974 ?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
The War Between The Tates
by Alison Lurie
Originally published in 1974, a humorous novel set against an American academic background, telling of how a professor's stable relationship and family life comes apart when he embarks upon an ill-advised [...]
by Susan Howatch
There were two subjects which lonely widower Edward de Salis never discussed: his dead wife and his family home in Ireland, 'matchless Cashelmara'. [...]
The Silver Bears
by Paul E. Erdman
THE SILVER BEARS involves a Swiss bank controlled by the Mafia, an ancient silver mine rediscovered in Iran, bullion smugglers on the Persian Gulf and an American speculator living in England. [...]
The Fan Club
by Irving Wallace
Imagine you are obsessed with a beautiful, famous actress. You know everything about her – at least, you know everything that the press, the tabloids, and the world knows about her. [...]
Tell the world why Tuesday, 24 September 1974 is such a special date for you!