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Saturday 17 August 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Giuliana Rancic and Marisabel Lomba. 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 The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Thick as Thieves. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Elimination.
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Movies

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

Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

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

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Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

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Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

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11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

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

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The Black Godfather

Directed by: John Evans

Starring: Rod Perry, Damu King, Don Chastain, Diane Sommerfield

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TV Series

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

Thick as Thieves

Directed by: Unavailable

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Autoverleih Pistulla

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

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Dr. med. Mark Wedmann - Detektiv inbegriffen

London Bridge

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Books

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

The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace

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Cashelmara

By: Susan Howatch

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

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If Beale Street Could Talk

By: James Baldwin

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

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Winter Kills

By: Richard Condon

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

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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

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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