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 zodiac on August 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 Enzo Cilenti and Michael Shannon. 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 movie released in 1974 while If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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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.
  • Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.

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Movies

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The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States of America

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Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

Patthar Aur Payal

Patthar Aur Payal

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

11 Harrowhouse

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Aram Avakian

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

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

Release year: 1974

Directed by: John Evans

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

TV Series

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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

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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

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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 08, 1974?

On August 08, 1974 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 08, 1974?

On August 08, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 08, 1974?

On August 08, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 08, 1974?

On August 08, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 08, 1974?

On August 08, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 08, 1974?

On August 08, 1974 several famous people were born including, Enzo Cilenti, Michael Shannon, Brian Harvey.

Which famous people died on August 08, 1974?

Famous people died on August 08, 1974 include, Baldur von Schirach.

What was the number one song in August 08, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 08, 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 08, 1974?

The top hits on August 08, 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.