Thursday January 03, 1974

US date format: 1/3/1974, UK date format: 3/1/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 3, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Alessandro Petacchi and Franck Riester. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Bread and Chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Rebound.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 03, 1974?


Holidays

  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
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Events

  • Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain.
  • Burma accepts its constitution.
  • Gold hits record US$121.25 an ounce in London, England.
  • New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Cervi: Italian actor of both stage and screen.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Bread and Chocolate

Bread and Chocolate

Directed by: Franco Brusati

Starring: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco, Ugo D'Alessio

Badlands

Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Country: United States of America

Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Country: United States of America

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

Albert & Herbert

Albert & Herbert

Days to next January 03

If January 03, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 8 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

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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.

The Best Of Life by David Scherman

The Best Of Life

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1973, Large Hardcover book, beautiful photos including Marilyn Monroe photographed by Richard Avedon as different women through the ages, 303 pages

Postern Of Fate by Agatha Christie

Postern Of Fate

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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.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander

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Slight signs of wear!

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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