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Friday December 20, 1974

US date format: 12/20/1974, UK date format: 20/12/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 20, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Da Cruz and Augie Ojeda. 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 The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Showdown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 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 20 December 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • George Harrison releases his Dark Horse album in the UK
  • Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 20, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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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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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Something Happened

By: Joseph Heller

Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

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The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

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

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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

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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