Tuesday August 20, 1974

US date format: 8/20/1974, UK date format: 20/8/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Amy Adams and Misha Collins. 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. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Cia And The Cult Of Intelligence by Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Land of the Lost. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
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Events

  • Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
  • Nelson Rockefeller becomes VP
  • Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph).

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Movies

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Starring: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Country: United States of America

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Patthar Aur Payal

Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

Starring: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason, Trevor Howard

TV Series

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Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Run, Joe, Run

Run, Joe, Run

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Starring: Paul Frees, Arch Whiting, Chad States

Country: United States of America

Rising Damp

Rising Damp

The New Adventures of Gilligan

The New Adventures of Gilligan

Days to next August 20

If August 20, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman

The Silver Bears

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Book by Slaughter, Frank G.

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"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 …

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

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 Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Gang

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THE WALL STREET GANG, IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOU SCRAP TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO THE MARKET AND ATTACK THE FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY WITH ITS OWN WEAPONS, YOU CAN BEAT STOCK

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

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


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