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Monday 19 August 1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Fox and Zubayr Al-Rimi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spasim or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Now You See It

Starring: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood

Country: United States

Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nova

Written by: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Country: United States

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Bagpuss

Written by: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin

Starring: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter

Country: United States

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

Country: United States

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The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Country: United States

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Flesh Gordon

Directed by: Michael Benveniste

Starring: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins

Country: United States

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Gone in 60 Seconds

Directed by: H.B. Halicki

Starring: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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Famous Deaths:
  • Davies: US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Aug. 19, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8396
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jack Nicholson -- Aug. 12, 1974

Books

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

The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

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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

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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