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Tuesday 13 August 1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bo Keister and Sam Endicott. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Rebound.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Flesh Gordon

Directed by: Michael Benveniste

Starring: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins

Country: United States

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Gone in 60 Seconds

Directed by: H.B. Halicki

Starring: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda

Country: United States

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Death Wish

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Autoverleih Pistulla

Starring: Eva Brumby, Oliver Collignon, Robert Fitz, Imo Heite

Soldier and Me

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Van Oekel's Discohoek

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

Country: Netherlands

The Little Doctor

Starring: Peer Schmidt, Erika Dannhoff, Max Mairich, Willy Leyrer

Now You See It

Starring: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1974 ?

  • 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)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1974?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jack Nicholson -- Aug. 12, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8395
  • Time: The Vote to Impeach. House Judiciary Committee chairman Congressman Peter Rodino


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

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

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The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

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

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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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Winter Kills

By: Richard Condon

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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