Monday June 17, 1974

US date format: 6/17/1974, UK date format: 17/6/1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 17, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (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 Krayzie Bone and Evangelia Psarra. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods. In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits. The Swinging Cheerleaders, directed by Jack Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Other Side Of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Tank.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.

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Movies

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The Swinging Cheerleaders

The Swinging Cheerleaders

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Jo Johnston, Cheryl Smith, Colleen Camp, Rosanne Katon

For Pete's Sake

For Pete's Sake

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, Molly Picon

Chinatown

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Country: United States of America

The Parallax View

The Parallax View

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Country: United States of America

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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My Old Man

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

The Zoo Gang

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Delet Haksamim

Delet Haksamim

Fight! Dragon

Fight! Dragon

The New High Rollers

The New High Rollers

Days to next June 17

If June 17, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Other Side Of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

The Other Side Of Midnight

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THE MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT START HERE!In Paris...Washington...and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American girl becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal.

Management by Peter F. Drucker

Management

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The essential book on management from the man who invented the disciplineNow completely revised and updated for the first time

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

The Partners by Louis Auchincloss

The Partners

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Louis Auchincloss is writing here at the top of his remarkable powers as an observer of contemporary America. The Partners is a group portrait of men - and women in what

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Cashelmara

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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