Friday August 09, 1974

US date format: 8/9/1974, UK date format: 9/8/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 9, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Raphaël Poirée and Vanessa Wagner. 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 If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin 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 Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
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Events

  • US President Richard Nixon resigns presidency, Vice President Gerald Ford becomes 38th president.
  • As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : American trumpet player and bandleader...

Movies

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The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States of America

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

Patthar Aur Payal

Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

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

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

Directed by: John Evans

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

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TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Rush

Rush

Starring: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Country: Australia

Barney Miller

Barney Miller

Written by:

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States of America

Der Herr Kottnik

Der Herr Kottnik

Malaventure

Malaventure

Days to next August 09

If August 09, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 1 month, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 12 days.
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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

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 09, 1974?

On August 09, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 09, 1974?

On August 09, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 09, 1974?

On August 09, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 09, 1974?

On August 09, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 09, 1974?

On August 09, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 09, 1974?

On August 09, 1974 several famous people were born including, Raphaël Poirée, Vanessa Wagner, Atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Which famous people died on August 09, 1974?

Famous people died on August 09, 1974 include, Bill Chase.

What was the number one song in August 09, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 09, 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 09, 1974?

The top hits on August 09, 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.


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