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Wednesday May 8, 1974

US date format: 5/8/1974, UK date format: 8/5/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raphaël Jacquelin and Calvin Branch. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
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What the sky looked like on 8 May 1974

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Movies

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

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Country: United States

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Lancelot of the Lake

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

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Arabian Nights

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Country: United States

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Zandy's Bride

Directed by: Jan Troell

Starring: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell

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TV Series

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

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

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The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

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Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

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Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Applause, Applause

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • Canada government of Trudeau falls
  • FC Magdenburg wins 14th Europe Cup II.
  • 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted.
  • George P. Shultz's term as Treasury Secretary of the US ends.
  • William E. Simon takes office as US Treasury secretary.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 08, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

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.

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Working

By: Studs Terkel

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

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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