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Thursday May 16, 1974

US date format: 5/16/1974, UK date format: 16/5/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Pausini and Rodolphe Vinh-Tung. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Rebound.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1974

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Movies

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Welcome to Arrow Beach

Directed by: Laurence Harvey

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland

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Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Country: United States

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Lancelot of the Lake

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

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Arabian Nights

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

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The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

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Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

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Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Van Oekel's Discohoek

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Jaap Bar, IJf Blokker, Gerard Schiering

Country: Netherlands

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Laura Pausini: Italian pop singer who took top prize as a new artist in the 1993 San Remo Music Festival; two years later she released her first albut in English.
  • Rodolphe Vinh-Tung: French wakeboarder, a World Games Champion, who spent his childhood in Tahiti in the southern archipelago community of Fariipiti.
  • Sonny Sandoval: American singer-songwriter (P.
  • Sean Carrigan
  • Ahmet Zappa: Musician.
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Facts:
  • Helmut Schmidt is elected German Chancellor after Willy Brandt resigns due to the spy in his office. Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FDP) becomes vice chancellor and foreign minister.
  • Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Alistair Cooke'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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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.

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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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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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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