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Friday 5 July 1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Locatelli and Marcio Amoroso. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rock The Boat by The Hues Corporation. In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Rebound.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Where the Red Fern Grows

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Country: United States

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Uptown Saturday Night

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte

Country: United States

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The Parallax View

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels

Country: United States

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My Name is Nobody

Directed by: Tonino Valerii

Starring: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Van Oekel's Discohoek

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

Country: Netherlands

The Little Doctor

Starring: Peer Schmidt, Erika Dannhoff, Max Mairich, Willy Leyrer

Now You See It

Starring: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood

Country: United States

Valter brani Sarajevo

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic

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Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1974 ?

  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
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  • 81st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1974?

  • Time: Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev meet about detente and nuclear arms control.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8389
  • Esquire


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

Times To Remember

By: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

A fascinating chronicle of eight decades rich in history, drama, and courage, the new edition of Rose Kennedy's bestselling memoir is introduced by a moving tribute from her children

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of A Delicate Truth and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace


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The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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