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Saturday 31 August 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrei Medvedev and Jessy Viceisza. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, 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. On TV people were watching Run, Joe, Run. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Spasim.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Turkish Delight

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman

Country: United States

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter

Country: United States

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

Country: United States

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The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Country: United States

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Flesh Gordon

Directed by: Michael Benveniste

Starring: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Run, Joe, Run

Written by: Richard H. Landau

Starring: Paul Frees, Arch Whiting, Chad States

Country: United States

Porridge

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Country: United Kingdom

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Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Aug. 26, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8397
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Aug. 19, 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 ?

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

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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