Monday April 15, 1974

US date format: 4/15/1974, UK date format: 15/4/1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 15, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Danny Pino and Marena Bencomo. In that special week of April people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Dark Star, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Spasim.
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Dark Star

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Country: United States of America

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse

Candy Stripe Nurses

Directed by: Alan Holleb

Starring: Candice Rialson, Robin Mattson, María Rojo, Roger Cruz

The Beast Must Die

Directed by: Paul Annett

Starring: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Claudine

Directed by: John Berry

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 15, 1974?


    Holidays

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
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    Events

  • 78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

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.

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.

The Snare Of The Hunter

By: Helen MacInnes

A young woman who has escaped from Czechoslovakia in an attempt to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee, discovers that she is the object of a deadly hunt

Watership Down

By: Richard Adams

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

Creative Divorce

By: Mel Krantzler

Divorce therapist Mel Krantzler approaches the subject of divorce from a unique perspective and offers an optimistic outlook and hopeful opportunities for personal growth to those struggling to recognize and renew

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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