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Sunday 20 January 1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Calvin Harrison in Orlando and Rae Carruth. 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. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Divlje godine. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Maze War.
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 30 days ?

How to Survive a Marriage

Written by: Anne Howard Bailey

Starring: Rosemary Prinz, Fran Brill, Joan Copeland, Jennifer Harmon

Country: United States

The Troy Cory Evening Show

Starring: Vic Dunlop

Country: United States

All About You

Starring: Louise McNamara

Country: United States

The Letter People

Starring: Allan Trautman, Joneal Joplin

Country: United States

Bicentennial Minutes

Starring: Patrick Macnee, Jessica Tandy

Country: United States

Movies

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

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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Magnum Force

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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Sleeper

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Calvin Harrison in Orlando: Florida, USA; 200m/400m runner.
  • Rae Carruth: wide receiver (Carolina Panthers).
  • Thomas Beatie: American public speaker, author, and advocate for transgender and sexuality issues with a focus on trans fertility and reproductive rights.
  • 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.
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Sculpture by John Wilson.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8365
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Judge J. Sirica, Man of the Year -- Jan. 7, 1974

Books

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

The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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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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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

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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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Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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