Thursday August 08, 1974

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

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Harvey and Enzo Cilenti. 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 Watership Down by Richard Adams 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.
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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States of America

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

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

The Black Godfather

Directed by: John Evans

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 08, 1974?


    Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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    Events

  • President Richard M Nixon announces he will resign his office 12PM August 9.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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 of America

Der Herr Kottnik

Malaventure

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Watership Down

By: Richard Adams

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

The Cia And The Cult Of Intelligence

By: Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks

What is the CIA really up to? What does it do and why? No other element of the U.S. government is so lapped in mystery, no other is quite so plainly

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.

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

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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