Thursday August 15, 1974

US date format: 8/15/1974, UK date format: 15/8/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Natasha Henstridge and Gry Bay. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Gran Trak 10.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • Hurricane / floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
  • Longest team (six) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days)).
  • South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination.
  • Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.

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Movies

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Starring: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Country: United States of America

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Patthar Aur Payal

Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

Starring: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason, Trevor Howard

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TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Autoverleih Pistulla

Autoverleih Pistulla

Starring: Eva Brumby, Oliver Collignon, Robert Fitz, Imo Heite

Sovest

Sovest

Étranger, d'où viens-tu?

Étranger, d'où viens-tu?

London Bridge

London Bridge

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 2 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills

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In WINTER KILLS, Richard Condon probes one of the most significant events in America's 20th century: the assassination of a president.

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

Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Times To Remember

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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

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Cashelmara

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 15, 1974?

On August 15, 1974 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 15, 1974?

On August 15, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 15, 1974?

On August 15, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 15, 1974?

On August 15, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 15, 1974?

On August 15, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 15, 1974?

On August 15, 1974 several famous people were born including, Natasha Henstridge, Gry Bay, Carolena Sabah.

Which famous people died on August 15, 1974?

Famous people died on August 15, 1974 include, Edmund Cobb, Mrs Park Chung Hi.

What was the number one song in August 15, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 15, 1974 was The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees in UK.

What were the top hits on August 15, 1974?

The top hits on August 15, 1974 were The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace, Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack, (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in UK.


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