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Friday 6 December 1974

US date format: 12/6/1974, UK date format: 6/12/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 6, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Augé and Arjan Ebbinge. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Young Frankenstein, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Ebony Tower by John Fowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
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What the sky looked like on 6 December 1974

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Movies

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

Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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The Yakuza

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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The Towering Inferno

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Country: United States

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Conversation Piece

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano, Claudia Marsani

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TV Series

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

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

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Chéri-Bibi

Les brigades du Tigre

Paul et Virginie

Menschen und Mauern

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Arjan Ebbinge: soccer player (FC Groningen).
  • Stéphane Augé: French former road racing cyclist, who is currently a sporting director for UCI Professional Continental team Cofidis.
  • Delphine Combe: French sprinter, who won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics and a gold medal in the same event at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics.
  • Jens Pulver: American mixed martial artist and boxer.
  • Nick Stajduhar: Canadian ice hockey player.
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Facts:
  • George Harrison releases Ding Dong, Ding Dong

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 06, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Ebony Tower

By: John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

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More Joy

By: Alex Comfort

The book that revolutionized America's thinking on sex is back to meet the needs of the '80s. Dr. Comfort has revised and updated his classic to provide current, caring advice plus important information on health risks of this decade.

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Something Happened

By: Joseph Heller

Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

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All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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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

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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