Tuesday August 13, 1974

US date format: 8/13/1974, UK date format: 13/8/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 13, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Bo Keister and Scott MacRae. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, 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 The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1974, at August 13 across the years or at August 1974 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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Movies

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Chinatown

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Country: United States of America

Almost Human

Almost Human

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Rush

Rush

Starring: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Country: Australia

Soldier and Me

Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Barney Miller

Barney Miller

Written by:

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States of America

Van Oekel's Discohoek

Van Oekel's Discohoek

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Jaap Bar, IJf Blokker, Gerard Schiering

Country: Netherlands

Days to next August 13

If August 13, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

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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

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

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Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills

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In WINTER KILLS, Richard Condon probes one of the most significant events in America's 20th century: the assassination of a president.

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

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Her fascination with Chinese art and her marriage to an older man lead Jane Lindsay to Hong Kong and the treasure-laden House of a Thousand Lanterns

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 13, 1974?

On August 13, 1974 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is August 13, 1974?

On August 13, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 13, 1974?

On August 13, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 13, 1974?

On August 13, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 13, 1974?

On August 13, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 13, 1974?

On August 13, 1974 several famous people were born including, Bo Keister, Sam Endicott, Scott MacRae.

What was the number one song in August 13, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 13, 1974 was The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees in UK.

What were the top hits on August 13, 1974?

The top hits on August 13, 1974 were The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace, Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack, (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in UK.


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