Thursday September 12, 1974

US date format: 9/12/1974, UK date format: 12/9/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 12, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Aigle and Fanny Chiarello. 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. Dunderklumpen!, directed by Per Åhlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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Dunderklumpen!

Directed by: Per Åhlin

Starring: Beppe Wolgers, Jens Wolgers, Halvar Björk, Håkan Serner

The Murri Affair

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Tina Aumont

Juggernaut

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins

Ajanabee

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 12, 1974?


    Holidays

  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
  • See more

    Events

  • Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins

Cloud Burst

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

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.

The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace

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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.

The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

Times To Remember

By: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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