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Saturday 12 October 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kate Beahan and Rachyl Hoskins. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. The Odessa File, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pobol y Cwm. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell

Country: United States

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A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper

Country: United States

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 12 October 1974

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TV Series

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

No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

Starring: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States

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The Rockford Files

Written by: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins

Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Facts:
  • 1st time Washington Capitals are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota

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Books

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

Watership Down

By: Richard Adams

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

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Cashelmara

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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More Joy

By: Alex Comfort

These 2 books (boxed set) is an interesting, easy-to-read, delightfully illustrated book that---lots of full-color and real-life like lien drawings, all done with openness, candor and realism.

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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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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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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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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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