Friday August 16, 1974

US date format: 8/16/1974, UK date format: 16/8/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 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 Didier Cuche and Krisztina Egerszegi. 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 Elimination or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

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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

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 16

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

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Books

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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 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

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

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

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 16, 1974?

On August 16, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 16, 1974?

On August 16, 1974 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 16, 1974?

On August 16, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1974?

On August 16, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 16, 1974?

On August 16, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 16, 1974?

On August 16, 1974 several famous people were born including, Didier Cuche, Krisztina Egerszegi, Laure Reutermann.

Which famous people died on August 16, 1974?

Famous people died on August 16, 1974 include, Karl E Mundt.

What was the number one song in August 16, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 16, 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 16, 1974?

The top hits on August 16, 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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