Saturday September 14, 1974

US date format: 9/14/1974, UK date format: 14/9/1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 14, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hicham El Guerrouj and Gabrielle Richens. 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. Dunderklumpen!, directed by Per Åhlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
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Dunderklumpen!

Dunderklumpen!

Directed by: Per Åhlin

Starring: Beppe Wolgers, Jens Wolgers, Halvar Björk, Håkan Serner

The Murri Affair

The Murri Affair

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Tina Aumont

Juggernaut

Juggernaut

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins

Ajanabee

Ajanabee

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

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Holidays

  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.

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  • Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter.

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins

Cloud Burst

Cloud Burst

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Books

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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

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 Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Gang

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THE WALL STREET GANG, IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOU SCRAP TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO THE MARKET AND ATTACK THE FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY WITH ITS OWN WEAPONS, YOU CAN BEAT STOCK

The War Between The Tates by Alison Lurie

The War Between The Tates

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When a wife reaches her breaking point and her husband begins an ill-advised affair, civil war breaks out within their family Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if

More Joy by Alex Comfort

More Joy

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The book that revolutionized America's thinking on sex is back to meet the needs of the '80s. Dr. Comfort has revised and updated his classic to provide current, caring advice plus important information on health risks of this decade.

Videogames

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Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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