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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 Claudia Conserva and Melanie C. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band. In UK Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade 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 Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Divlje godine. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Divlje godine

Starring: Vasa Filipov, Ivica Nikasinovic, Jovica Bavin, Bogdan Radic

How to Survive a Marriage

Written by: Anne Howard Bailey

Starring: Rosemary Prinz, Fran Brill, Joan Copeland, Jennifer Harmon

Country: United States

De vloek van Woestewolf

Starring: Henk van Ulsen, Henk Molenberg, Tabe Bas, John Lanting

Country: Netherlands

Upstairs, Downstairs

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

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The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim

Starring: Joey Davidson, David Hemblen

Country: Canada

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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Magnum Force

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan

Country: United States

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Sleeper

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Country: United States

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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:
  • 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.
  • Nina Proll: Austrian actress, singer and dancer.
  • Séverine Vandenhende: French judoka, world champion and olympic champion.
  • Melanie Chisholm: British singer (Spice Girls).
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Famous Deaths:
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

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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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Portrait Of A Marriage

By: Nigel Nicolson

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

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The First Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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