Wednesday October 09, 1974

US date format: 10/9/1974, UK date format: 9/10/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Yann Barthes and Keith Booth. 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 The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Tank.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • Race riot in Boston due to busing
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden - Capitals begin a 37 game road losing streak

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Movies

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Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Directed by: Claude Sautet

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

Stardust

Stardust

Directed by: Michael Apted

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

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Country: United States of America

The Odessa File

The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

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

Country: United States of America

Airport 1975

Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Weekend

Weekend

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee

Country: United States of America

Dinah!

Dinah!

Roobarb

Roobarb

Days to next October 09

If October 09, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 11 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved

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

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Cashelmara

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The rich and mighty saga of a wealthy and titled English family in Ireland during the 19th century.

The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum

The Rhinemann Exchange

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Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end.

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

Plain Speaking by Merle Miller

Plain Speaking

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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.

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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 09, 1974 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 09, 1974?

On October 09, 1974 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 09, 1974?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 09, 1974?

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

Which famous people are born on October 09, 1974?

On October 09, 1974 several famous people were born including, Yann Barthes, Keith Booth, Kieren Hutchison

Which famous people died on October 09, 1974?

Famous people died on October 09, 1974 include, Oskar Schindler

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

The number one song in the week of October 09, 1974 was I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John in US and Everything I Own by Ken Boothe in UK

What were the top hits on October 09, 1974?

The top hits on October 09, 1974 were I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John, Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston, Then Came You by Dionne Warwicke in US and Everything I Own by Ken Boothe, Sad Sweet Dreamer by Sweet Sensation, Annie's Song by John Denver in UK


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