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Thursday 12 September 1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Aigle and Jennifer Nettles. In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Shot The Sheriff by Eric Clapton. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Microbes and Men. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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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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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The Texas Wheelers

Written by: Dale McRaven

Starring: Jack Elam, Gary Busey, Mark Hamill, Karen Obediear

Country: United States

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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Movies

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

Amarcord

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Magali Nol, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio

Country: United States

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Turkish Delight

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman

Country: United States

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter

Country: United States

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

Country: United States

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The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 September 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
  • RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Caroline Aigle: French commander (major) and aviatrix who achieved a historical first when, at the age of 25, she became the first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force.
  • Jennifer Nettles: American country singer (Sugarland).
  • Guy Smith: English race car driver.
  • Kenichi Suzumura: Japanese voice actor and singer-songwriter.
  • Nuno Valente: Portuguese footballer and coach.
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Facts:
  • Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
  • Jeff Skunk Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
  • Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.
  • Juventude Africana Amilcar Cabral is founded in Guinea-Bissau.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1974?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Economy -- Sep. 9, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8399
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nelson Rockefeller -- Sep. 2, 1974

Books

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

The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

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.

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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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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

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

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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Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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