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Saturday 21 December 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raymond Austin and Karrie Webb Ayr in Queensland. 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 The Ebony Tower by John Fowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Otpisani. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Elimination.
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 21 December 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Sport Games on 21 December 1974

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  • Miami Dolphins - Oakland Raiders : 26 - 28
  • St. Louis Cardinals - Minnesota Vikings : 14 - 30
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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 ?

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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The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

Bermuda Triangle

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of A Delicate Truth and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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