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Friday 13 September 1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eric Lapointe and Keith Murray. 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 The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Microbes and Men. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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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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Porridge

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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 13 September 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eric Lapointe: Canadian football player.
  • Keith Murray: American rapper.
  • Travis Knight: American basketball player: center, Celtics.
  • Stephen Lawrence: British victim of a hate crime; beaten to death at a bus stop for no apparent reason other than because he was black.
  • Laura Politano: Italian homicide: she and her husband Michele killed their baby in a Satanic ritual to rid her of possession by the devil on 9/12/1994.
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Facts:
  • 1st broadcast of Rockford Files on NBC-TV
  • Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St. Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • Japanese Red Army members seize the French Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands.

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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 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

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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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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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Cashelmara

By: Susan Howatch

The rich and mighty saga of a wealthy and titled English family in Ireland during the 19th century.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

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

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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