Sunday October 20, 1974

US date format: 10/20/1974, UK date format: 20/10/1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 20, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jerald Honeycutt and Mohammad Sidique Khan. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while More Joy by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Country: United States of America

Phantom of the Paradise

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States of America

The Working Girls

Directed by: Stephanie Rothman

Starring: Sarah Kennedy, Laurie Rose, Mark Thomas, Lynne Guthrie


Directed by: Metin Erksan

Starring: Canan Perver, Cihan Ünal, Meral Taygun, Agah Hün

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 20, 1974?


  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire


  • 1st broadcast of Derrick on ZDF
Sport Games on October 20, 1974

Sport Games on October 20, 1974


    American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - New York Jets : 35 - 20
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Oakland Raiders : 27 - 30
  • Cleveland Browns - Pittsburgh Steelers : 16 - 20
  • Detroit Lions - Minnesota Vikings : 20 - 16
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Miami Dolphins : 3 - 9
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Complete Victor Borge

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

More Joy

By: Alex Comfort

The book that revolutionized America's thinking on sex is back to meet the needs of the '80s. Dr. Comfort has revised and updated his classic to provide current, caring advice plus important information on health risks of this decade.

The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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

Watership Down

By: Richard Adams

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


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games


Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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