Monday August 05, 1974

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

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 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 Kajol and Frankie Hejduk. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1974, at August 05 across the years or at August 1974 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States of America

Chinatown

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

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

Almost Human

Almost Human

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Rush

Rush

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

Country: Australia

Soldier and Me

Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Barney Miller

Barney Miller

Written by:

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

Country: United States of America

Van Oekel's Discohoek

Van Oekel's Discohoek

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Jaap Bar, IJf Blokker, Gerard Schiering

Country: Netherlands

Days to next August 05

If August 05, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 3 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.

Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

By:

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 Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

By:

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

The Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Gang

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THE WALL STREET GANG, IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOU SCRAP TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO THE MARKET AND ATTACK THE FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY WITH ITS OWN WEAPONS, YOU CAN BEAT STOCK

The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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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

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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 05, 1974?

On August 05, 1974 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is August 05, 1974?

On August 05, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 05, 1974?

On August 05, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 05, 1974?

On August 05, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 05, 1974?

On August 05, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 05, 1974?

On August 05, 1974 several famous people were born including, Kajol , Frankie Hejduk, Manuel Greil.

What was the number one song in August 05, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 05, 1974 was Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees in UK.

What were the top hits on August 05, 1974?

The top hits on August 05, 1974 were Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack, The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace, Annie's Song by John Denver in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in UK.


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