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Wednesday December 18, 1974

US date format: 12/18/1974, UK date format: 18/12/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 18, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mazarine Pingeot and Giovanni Ribisi. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Jacob the Liar, directed by Frank Beyer, 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 The Big Showdown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 18 December 1974

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Movies

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

Jacob the Liar

Directed by: Frank Beyer

Starring: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

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Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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The Yakuza

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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The Towering Inferno

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

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Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

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The Uncle Floyd Show

Starring: Scott Gordon, Peter Tork, Floyd Vivino, Looney Skip Rooney

The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Swiss Family Robinson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 18 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Harry Hooper: American baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974).
Facts:
  • San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 18, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

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

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The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a ...

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Harlequin

By: Morris West

Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

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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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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