Sunday August 04, 1974

US date format: 8/4/1974, UK date format: 4/8/1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 4, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Corinne Diacre and Kily Gonzalez. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Rebound.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
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Events

  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor.
  • A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.

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Movies

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Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Patthar Aur Payal

Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

Starring: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason, Trevor Howard

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

Directed by: John Evans

Starring: Rod Perry, Damu King, Don Chastain, Diane Sommerfield

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Malaventure

Malaventure

The Inheritors

The Inheritors

The Haggard Falcon

The Haggard Falcon

Ted Hamilton's Musical World

Ted Hamilton's Musical World

Days to next August 04

If August 04, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 1 month, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk

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In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Plain Speaking by Merle Miller

Plain Speaking

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This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills

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In WINTER KILLS, Richard Condon probes one of the most significant events in America's 20th century: the assassination of a president.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 04, 1974?

On August 04, 1974 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 04, 1974?

On August 04, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 04, 1974?

On August 04, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 04, 1974?

On August 04, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 04, 1974?

On August 04, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 04, 1974?

On August 04, 1974 several famous people were born including, Corinne Diacre, Rita Atria, Kily Gonzalez.

What was the number one song in August 04, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 04, 1974 was Annie's Song by John Denver in US and She by Charles Aznavour in UK.

What were the top hits on August 04, 1974?

The top hits on August 04, 1974 were Annie's Song by John Denver, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John, Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack in US and She by Charles Aznavour, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, Kissin' In The Back Row by The Drifters in UK.


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