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Thursday 8 August 1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. 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 She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Spasim.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

Country: United States

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The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Country: United States

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Flesh Gordon

Directed by: Michael Benveniste

Starring: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins

Country: United States

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Gone in 60 Seconds

Directed by: H.B. Halicki

Starring: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda

Country: United States

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Death Wish

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Autoverleih Pistulla

Starring: Eva Brumby, Oliver Collignon, Robert Fitz, Imo Heite

Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1974 ?

  • 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
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1974?

  • Time: The Vote to Impeach. House Judiciary Committee chairman Congressman Peter Rodino
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8394
  • Esquire


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

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.

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By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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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

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By: Lynn Caine

Courageous and inspiring true story of a woman suddenly a widow struggling with the grief, pain, the uncertainity and chaos of widowhood.

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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


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

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