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Monday August 5, 1974

US date format: 8/5/1974, UK date format: 5/8/1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 5, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kajol and Frankie Hejduk. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Burr by Gore Vidal 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 Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 5 August 1974

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Movies

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

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Country: United States

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Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

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Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

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11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

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

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The Black Godfather

Directed by: John Evans

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

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TV Series

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

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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Rush

Starring: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Country: Australia

Barney Miller

Written by: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States

Der Herr Kottnik

Malaventure

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways
  • President Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
  • Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 05, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Burr

By: Gore Vidal

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

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

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Winter Kills

By: Richard Condon

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

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Plain Speaking

By: Merle Miller

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.

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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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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