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Monday 16 September 1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Da Rocha and Loona . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. Amarcord, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while More Joy by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Microbes and Men. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Gran Trak 10.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

Starring: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rockford Files

Written by: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins

Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Country: United States

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

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

Country: United States

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Porridge

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Amarcord

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Magali Nol, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio

Country: United States

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Turkish Delight

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman

Country: United States

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter

Country: United States

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

Country: United States

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The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Frédéric Da Rocha: French footballer who played as a midfielder.
  • Loona : Dutch singer-songwriter and dancer.
  • Monique Brumby: Australian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer.
  • Joaquín Castro: American lawyer and politician.
  • Julian Castro: American lawyer and politician 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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Facts:
  • BART begins regular transbay service
  • Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks
  • President Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters
  • US General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
  • US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for American Vietnam War deserters.

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Sport Games on 16 September 1974

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  • Oakland Raiders - Buffalo Bills : 20 - 21
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Nixon -- Sep. 16, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8400
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Economy -- Sep. 9, 1974

Books

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

More Joy

By: Alex Comfort

These 2 books (boxed set) is an interesting, easy-to-read, delightfully illustrated book that---lots of full-color and real-life like lien drawings, all done with openness, candor and realism.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of A Delicate Truth and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace

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The Wall Street Gang

By: Richard Ney

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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