Saturday July 20, 1974

US date format: 7/20/1974, UK date format: 20/7/1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Simon Rex and Marc Fitoussi. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. The Mirror, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Heng Yo and Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a ''coup d' etat'', organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the United States and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute. Syria and Egypt put their militaries on alert.

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Movies

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The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Cockfighter

Cockfighter

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr.

Bank Shot

Bank Shot

Directed by: Gower Champion

Starring: George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy, Sorrell Booke, G. Wood

Dirty Duck

Dirty Duck

Directed by: Charles Swenson

Starring: Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Robert Ridgely, Cynthia Adler

Death Wish

Death Wish

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

My Old Man

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

Los maniáticos

Los maniáticos

L'homme au contrat

L'homme au contrat

Days to next July 20

If July 20, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk

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

I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I Heard The Owl Call My Name

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Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left

Working by Studs Terkel

Working

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Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Times To Remember

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A fascinating chronicle of eight decades rich in history, drama, and courage, the new edition of Rose Kennedy's bestselling memoir is introduced by a moving tribute from her children

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

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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