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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 planets position on August 20, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). 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 If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Land of the Lost. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 August 1974

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Movies

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Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

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

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States

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Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

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Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

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11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

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

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TV Series

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

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

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The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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Run, Joe, Run

Written by: Richard H. Landau

Starring: Paul Frees, Arch Whiting, Chad States

Country: United States

Rising Damp

The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show

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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
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Amy Adams: American actress.
  • Misha Collins: American actor and director, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural (2008–present).
  • Maxim Vengerov: Russian violinist and conductor.
  • Adam Korol: Polish rower.
  • Big Moe: American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 2007).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ilona Massey: Actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62.
Facts:
  • 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).

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 20, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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If Beale Street Could Talk

By: James Baldwin

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

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The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

By: Victoria Holt

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

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The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

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

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Plain Speaking

By: Merle Miller

This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

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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

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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