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Friday 20 December 1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Augie Ojeda and Carlos Da Cruz. 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. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Otpisani. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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 ?

No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

Starring: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rockford Files

Written by: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins

Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Country: United States

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Black Christmas

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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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:
  • Augie Ojeda: Los Angeles, California -- Baseball infielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Carlos Da Cruz: French road bicycle racer.
  • Die : Japanese guitarist songwriter and producer (Dir En Grey).
  • Paul Linger: English footballer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • George Harrison releases his Dark Horse album in the UK
  • Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joni Mitchell -- Dec. 16, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8413
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Recession -- Dec. 9, 1974

Books

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

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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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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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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The Ebony Tower

By: John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

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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

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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