Friday December 13, 1974

US date format: 12/13/1974, UK date format: 13/12/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Richard Dourthe and Debbie Matenopoulos. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Jacob the Liar, directed by Frank Beyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Showdown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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Events

  • Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations

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Movies

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Jacob the Liar

Jacob the Liar

Directed by: Frank Beyer

Starring: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States of America

The Front Page

The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States of America

The Yakuza

The Yakuza

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Otpisani

Otpisani

Starring: Dragan Nikolic, Vojislav Brajovic, Stevo Zigon, Bozidar Pavicevic-Longa

Sinyata lampa

Sinyata lampa

Roberto Carlos Especial

Roberto Carlos Especial

Days to next December 13

If December 13, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 9 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum

The Rhinemann Exchange

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Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end.

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

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

Harlequin by Morris West

Harlequin

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Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

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

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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