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Saturday 12 January 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 12, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melanie Chisholm and Nina Proll. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band. In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Butley, directed by Harold Pinter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seven Little Australians. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
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What the sky looked like on 12 January 1974

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Movies

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

Butley

Directed by: Harold Pinter

Starring: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Georgina Hale

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Luther

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens

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Willie Dynamite

Directed by: Gilbert Moses

Starring: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker

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Rhinoceros

Directed by: Tom O'Horgan

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black, Joe Silver

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Bread and Chocolate

Directed by: Franco Brusati

Starring: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco, Ugo D'Alessio

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TV Series

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

Seven Little Australians

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Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

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Gemeinderätin Schumann

Starring: Astrid Boner, Konrad Georg, Antje Hagen, Erich Hofer

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Melanie Chisholm: British singer (Spice Girls).
  • Nina Proll: Austrian actress, singer and dancer.
  • Claudia Conserva: Chilean television presenter.
  • Melanie C: English singer-songwriter and actress better known as Melanie C or Mel C. She is one of the five members of the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Sporty Spice.
  • Séverine Vandenhende: French judoka, world champion and olympic champion.
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Facts:
  • Joker by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic".

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 12, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Something Happened

By: Joseph Heller

Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

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The Onion Field

By: Joseph Wambaugh

This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles

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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

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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

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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