Thursday October 17, 1974

US date format: 10/17/1974, UK date format: 17/10/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Matthew Macfadyen and Rizwan Manji. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1974 or at October 17 across the years.

likes
Like this day if it is important to you!
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 17, 1974?


Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • See more

Events

  • NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Washington Capitals' first NHL home victory, beating Chicago Black Hawks 4-3.

Famous Birthday

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Country: United States of America

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States of America

The Working Girls

The Working Girls

Directed by: Stephanie Rothman

Starring: Sarah Kennedy, Laurie Rose, Mark Thomas, Lynne Guthrie

Seytan

Seytan

Directed by: Metin Erksan

Starring: Canan Perver, Cihan Ünal, Meral Taygun, Agah Hün

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by:

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Complete Victor Borge

The Complete Victor Borge

Primera hora

Primera hora

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 28 days.
calendar

Magazine Covers

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

By:

Her fascination with Chinese art and her marriage to an older man lead Jane Lindsay to Hong Kong and the treasure-laden House of a Thousand Lanterns

Cavett by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield

Cavett

By:

biography tv dick cavett biography

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum

The Rhinemann Exchange

By:

Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end.

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

By:

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

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

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

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


Like this day if it is important to you!
likes