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Monday 10 June 1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Bassons and Dustin Lance Black. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods. In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Uptown Saturday Night, directed by Sidney Poitier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Cashelmara by Susan Howatch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Van Oekel's Discohoek. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Gran Trak 10.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Uptown Saturday Night

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte

Country: United States

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The Parallax View

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels

Country: United States

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My Name is Nobody

Directed by: Tonino Valerii

Starring: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin

Country: United States

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Directed by: John Hough

Starring: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Van Oekel's Discohoek

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Jaap Bar, IJf Blokker, Gerard Schiering

Country: Netherlands

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 June 1974 ?

  • Saint Onuphrius, hermit, confessor [GTZ: Augsburg]
  • Saint Olivia
  • Saint Bardo
  • Saint Landoald, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Saint Landericus, bishop of Paris, confessor [BLS; GTZ: Paris; PCP (Paris)]
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Famous Deaths:
  • Henry WFA: English Duke of Gloucester / Baron Culloden, dies at 74.
  • Prince Henry: Duke of Gloucester (Born 1900).
  • Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

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What news were making the headlines those days in June 1974?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Kissinger -- June 10, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8386
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reggie Jackson -- June 3, 1974


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


By: Susan Howatch

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

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The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace


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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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You And Me Babe

By: Chuck Barris

Published to acclaim in 1974—and substantially rewritten and expanded in this new edition—You and Me, Babe was the New York Times best-seller that launched Chuck Barris's career as a top-selling author.

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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



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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