Monday April 08, 1974

US date format: 4/8/1974, UK date format: 8/4/1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 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 Chris Kyle and Nayden Todorov. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Bennie And The Jets by Elton John. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. The Beast Must Die, directed by Paul Annett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Partners by Louis Auchincloss 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 Spasim.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

Events

  • Discovery Island opens
  • at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.

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Movies

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The Beast Must Die

The Beast Must Die

Directed by: Paul Annett

Starring: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Claudine

Claudine

Directed by: John Berry

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

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

Doctor at Sea

Doctor at Sea

Days to next April 08

If April 08, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 5 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Partners by Louis Auchincloss

The Partners

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Louis Auchincloss is writing here at the top of his remarkable powers as an observer of contemporary America. The Partners is a group portrait of men - and women in what

The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

The Secret Life Of Plants

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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

Creative Divorce by Mel Krantzler

Creative Divorce

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Divorce therapist Mel Krantzler approaches the subject of divorce from a unique perspective and offers an optimistic outlook and hopeful opportunities for personal growth to those struggling to recognize and renew

Working by Studs Terkel

Working

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Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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