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Wednesday 2 January 1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ludmila Formanová and Jason de Vos. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching How to Survive a Marriage. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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Magnum Force

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

How to Survive a Marriage

Written by: Anne Howard Bailey

Starring: Rosemary Prinz, Fran Brill, Joan Copeland, Jennifer Harmon

Country: United States

De vloek van Woestewolf

Starring: Henk van Ulsen, Henk Molenberg, Tabe Bas, John Lanting

Country: Netherlands

Upstairs, Downstairs

Starring: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

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To louna park

Starring: Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Anna Paitatzi, Nikos Dadinopoulos, Aleka Stratigou

Country: Greece

Revista de cine

Starring: Alfonso Eduardo, Alfonso Sánchez

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1974 ?

  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tex Ritter: country singer ("Five Star Jubilee"), dies at age 67.
  • 55 mph speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
  • Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres.
  • President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo

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

In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

In One Era

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The First Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

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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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Portrait Of A Marriage

By: Nigel Nicolson

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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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



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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