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Sunday November 17, 1974

US date format: 11/17/1974, UK date format: 17/11/1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 17, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Florence Cassez and Leslie Bibb. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Whatever Gets You Thru The Night by John Lennon. In UK Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Freebie and the Bean, directed by Richard Rush, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Qwak!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Freebie and the Bean

Directed by: Richard Rush

Starring: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen

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Murder on the Orient Express

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Country: United States

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The Savage Is Loose

Directed by: George C. Scott

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, John David Carson, Lee Montgomery

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Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

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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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Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

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Münchner Geschichten

Written by: Helmut Dietl

Starring: Günther Maria Halmer, Frithjof Vierock, Michaela May, Karl Maria Schley

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1974 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Florence Cassez: French woman who was accused to belong to a kidnapping gang in Mexico (2005).
  • Leslie Bibb: American actress.
  • Claudia Pandolfi: Italian actress, acclaimed from youth when she starred in the film, "Ovosodo,".
  • Eunice Barber: French-Sierra Leonean athlete, she won the gold medal in pentathlon at the 1999 World championship and the gold in long jump at the 2003 world championship, becoming the first French female athlete to jump over the limit of the 7m.
  • Michael Johnston: Politician.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Clive Brook: Actor / director (On Approval), dies at 87.
  • Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
  • Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms

Sport Games on 17 November 1974

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Atlanta Falcons : 17 - 7
  • Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 28 - 35
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 3 - 20
  • Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins : 21 - 28
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on November 17, 1974 - Geocentric view

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

A Bridge Too Far

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

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The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

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By: Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield

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The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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