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Thursday 9 May 1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sagamore Stévenin and Dylan Lauren. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Going Places, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Gran Trak 10.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Going Places

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Grard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou

Country: United States

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The Lord's of Flatbush

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King

Country: United States

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Sanshiro Sugata

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Denjir kchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki

Country: United States

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The Conversation

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield

Country: United States

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Foxy Brown

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Valter brani Sarajevo

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic

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Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 1974 ?

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
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Famous Deaths:
  • House Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on President Richard Nixon impeachment.

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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: Peter F. Drucker

The essential book on management from the man who invented the disciplineNow completely revised and updated for the first time

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The Snare Of The Hunter

By: Helen MacInnes

Irina Kusak’s recently divorced husband, Jiri Hrádek, is a high-ranking official in the Czechoslovakian secret police: cruel, ambitious, utterly ruthless.

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Times To Remember

By: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

A fascinating chronicle of eight decades rich in history, drama, and courage, the new edition of Rose Kennedy's bestselling memoir is introduced by a moving tribute from her children

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

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