Tuesday September 17, 1974

US date format: 9/17/1974, UK date format: 17/9/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Rasheed Wallace and Stacy Kamano. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, directed by Joseph Sargent, 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 Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.

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Movies

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States of America

Female Trouble

Female Trouble

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Country: United States of America

Phase IV

Phase IV

Directed by: Saul Bass

Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Dunderklumpen!

Dunderklumpen!

Directed by: Per Åhlin

Starring: Beppe Wolgers, Jens Wolgers, Halvar Björk, Håkan Serner

The Murri Affair

The Murri Affair

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Tina Aumont

TV Series

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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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 Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

No, Honestly

No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Zatôichi monogatari

Zatôichi monogatari

Starring: Shintarô Katsu

Country: Japan

Days to next September 17

If September 17, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

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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

The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved

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Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

The Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman

The Silver Bears

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Book by Slaughter, Frank G.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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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 Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on September 17, 1974?

On September 17, 1974 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is September 17, 1974?

On September 17, 1974 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 17, 1974?

On September 17, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on September 17, 1974?

On September 17, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on September 17, 1974?

On September 17, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on September 17, 1974?

On September 17, 1974 several famous people were born including, Rasheed Wallace, Stacy Kamano, Austin St John.

What was the number one song in September 17, 1974?

The number one song in the week of September 17, 1974 was Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White in US and Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas in UK.

What were the top hits on September 17, 1974?

The top hits on September 17, 1974 were Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White, Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim, I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John in US and Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas, Love Me For A Reason by The Osmonds, Annie's Song by John Denver in UK.


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