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Sunday 20 January 1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Florian Maurice and Patrice Estanguet. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Show And Tell by Al Wilson. In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Black Belt Jones, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Nickel Mountain by John Gardner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kli-Kla-Klawitter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Tank.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1974

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Black Belt Jones

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville

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Around the World with Fanny Hill

Directed by: Mac Ahlberg

Starring: Shirley Corrigan, Peter Bonke, Gaby Fuchs, Bo Brundin

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Butley

Directed by: Harold Pinter

Starring: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Georgina Hale

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Luther

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens

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Willie Dynamite

Directed by: Gilbert Moses

Starring: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker

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TV Series

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

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

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La ligne de démarcation

Directed by: Jacques Ertaud

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Seven Little Australians

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Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

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Carrie's War

Starring: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Florian Maurice: French footballer, who played as a striker, most notably winning the 1998 Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue with French team Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Patrice Estanguet
  • Thomas Beatie: American public speaker, author, and advocate for transgender and sexuality issues with a focus on trans fertility and reproductive rights.
  • Duniya Vijay: Actor.
  • David Dei: Italian footballer and coach.
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Facts:
  • A college basketball game ends 210-67
  • 4th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13.
  • 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia.
  • Essex Community College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Nickel Mountain

By: John Gardner

John Gardner's most poignant novel of improbable love.At the heart of John Gardner's Nickel Mountain is an uncommon love story: when at 42, the obese, anxious and gentle Henry Soames marries

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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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The Best Of Life

By: David Scherman

1973, Large Hardcover book, beautiful photos including Marilyn Monroe photographed by Richard Avedon as different women through the ages, 303 pages

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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