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Saturday 12 January 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Upstairs, Downstairs. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates

Country: United States

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The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman

Country: United States

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Charley Varrick

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

Country: United States

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The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 12 January 1974

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TV Series

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

Upstairs, Downstairs

Starring: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

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Rush

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

Country: Australia

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The Uncle Floyd Show

Starring: Scott Gordon, Peter Tork, Floyd Vivino, Looney Skip Rooney

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The Tommy Cooper Hour

Starring: Tommy Cooper, Allan Cuthbertson, Tommy Godfrey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Don Blech und der goldene Junker

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1974 ?

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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Books

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

The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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Alistair Cooke'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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The Best Of Life

By: David Scherman

1973, Large Hardcover book, beautiful photos including Marilyn Monroe photographed by Richard Avedon as different women through the ages, 303 pages

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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

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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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