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Tuesday October 8, 1974

US date format: 10/8/1974, UK date format: 8/10/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Martin Henderson and Bruno Mantovani. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others, directed by Claude Sautet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 October 1974

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Movies

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

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu

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Stardust

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: David Essex, Adam Faith, Larry Hagman, Ines Des Longchamps

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The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Country: United States

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Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Country: United States

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A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States

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Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

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Weekend

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 08, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a ...

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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

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The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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