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Saturday December 21, 1974

US date format: 12/21/1974, UK date format: 21/12/1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 21, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Vidal and Raymond Austin. 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. Jacob the Liar, directed by Frank Beyer, 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 The Big Showdown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 21 December 1974

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Movies

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

Jacob the Liar

Directed by: Frank Beyer

Starring: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

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Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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The Yakuza

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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The Towering Inferno

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

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Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

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The Uncle Floyd Show

Starring: Scott Gordon, Peter Tork, Floyd Vivino, Looney Skip Rooney

The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Swiss Family Robinson

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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

NFL
American Football
  • Miami Dolphins - Oakland Raiders : 26 - 28
  • St. Louis Cardinals - Minnesota Vikings : 14 - 30
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 21, 1974 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on December 21, 1974 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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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 Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

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The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

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Harlequin

By: Morris West

Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

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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

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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


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