Sunday May 12, 1974

US date format: 5/12/1974, UK date format: 12/5/1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (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 Tiffany Stoker in Clovis and Anna Ozolins. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while You And Me Babe by Chuck Barris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee Bucks, 4 games to 3.
  • Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States of America

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Country: United States of America

Lancelot of the Lake

Lancelot of the Lake

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Country: United States of America

Zandy's Bride

Zandy's Bride

Directed by: Jan Troell

Starring: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell

TV Series

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My Old Man

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

The Zoo Gang

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

The Small World of Samuel Tweet

The Small World of Samuel Tweet

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes

The Snare Of The Hunter

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A young woman who has escaped from Czechoslovakia in an attempt to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee, discovers that she is the object of a deadly hunt

Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Times To Remember

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A fascinating chronicle of eight decades rich in history, drama, and courage, the new edition of Rose Kennedy's bestselling memoir is introduced by a moving tribute from her children

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

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The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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