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Sunday 14 July 1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gilles Bosquet and Erick Dampier. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Majestyk, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Working by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Soldier and Me. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spasim or Spasim.
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 months ?

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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Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nova

Written by: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Country: United States

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Bagpuss

Written by: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin

Starring: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Carrie's War

Starring: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mr. Majestyk

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri

Country: United States

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Where the Red Fern Grows

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging

Country: United States

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Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Country: United States

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Uptown Saturday Night

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte

Country: United States

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The Parallax View

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 July 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gilles Bosquet: French rowing champion, the winner of a Silver Medal in four-man coxless rowing at the Atlanta Olympics along with D. Fauche, O. Moncelet and B. Vecten on 7/27/1996.
  • Erick Dampier: American basketball player: center, Warriors.
  • Hafida Gadi: French athlete, specializing in the Women's Marathon.
  • David Mitchell: English comedian and actor.
  • Pavlina Nola: Bulgarian-New Zealand tennis player.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carl A Spaats: 1st Chief of Staff of USAF, dies at 83.
  • Henri Smajda: Tunis / French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77.
  • Carl Spaatz: American Air Force general (Born 1891).
Facts:
  • Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
  • Bundy victims Janice Ott and Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, Washington
  • Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Janice Ott and Denise Naslund disappear from Lake Sammamish, Washington (Ted Bundy victms).

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

  • Time: The Press: Fair or Foul'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8390
  • Time: Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev meet about detente and nuclear arms control.

Books

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

Working

By: Studs Terkel

Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

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I Heard The Owl Call My Name

By: Margaret Craven

Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left

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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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Burr

By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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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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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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