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Wednesday April 17, 1974

US date format: 4/17/1974, UK date format: 17/4/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Victoria Beckham and Mikael Akerfeldt. 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 The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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What the sky looked like on 17 April 1974

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Movies

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

Dark Star

Directed by: John Carpenter

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

Country: United States

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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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

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Candy Stripe Nurses

Directed by: Alan Holleb

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

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The Beast Must Die

Directed by: Paul Annett

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

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Claudine

Directed by: John Berry

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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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Kli-Kla-Klawitter

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Herbert Elwell: US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at age 75.
  • Vinnie Taylor: rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose.
  • Frank McGee: Monroe, Louisiana -- News anchor (NBC Evening News).
Facts:
  • Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, Washington
  • Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt
  • Susan Rancourt disappears from Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, Washington (Ted Bundy victim).

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 17, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Turquoise Mask

By: Phyllis A. Whitney

Amanda Austin is convinced that the secret of her past is buried deep in her memory, and now she has an opportunity to put her theory to the test

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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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Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red

By: Harry Kemelman

Rabbi Small encounters militant activists, anarchists, and a mad bomber on a college campus in this New York Times bestseller Once again, Rabbi Small finds himself looking for solace outside the confines

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Working

By: Studs Terkel

Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

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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

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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