Friday April 05, 1974

US date format: 4/5/1974, UK date format: 5/4/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 5, 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 Julien Boutter and Rick Terry. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Truck Turner, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Eye Of The Storm by Patrick White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Zoo Gang. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Gran Trak 10.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
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Events

  • World's tallest building, the World Trade Center opens in New York City (110 stories).

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Movies

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Truck Turner

Truck Turner

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase

Caged Heat

Caged Heat

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Ella Reid

The Conversation

The Conversation

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Our Time

Our Time

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Betsy Slade, Parker Stevenson, George O'Hanlon Jr.

The Night Porter

The Night Porter

Directed by: Liliana Cavani

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Zoo Gang

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Nakia

Nakia

Days to next April 05

If April 05, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Eye Of The Storm by Patrick White

The Eye Of The Storm

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In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children—Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat—wait.

The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The First Deadly Sin

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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

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.

The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes

The Snare Of The Hunter

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A young woman who has escaped from Czechoslovakia in an attempt to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee, discovers that she is the object of a deadly hunt

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

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The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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