Thursday March 21, 1974

US date format: 3/21/1974, UK date format: 21/3/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 21, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Allen and Joseph Mawle. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Dark Lady by Cher. In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits. The Night Porter, directed by Liliana Cavani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Zoo Gang. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Rebound.
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Movies

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The Night Porter

Directed by: Liliana Cavani

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Country: United States of America

Foxy Brown

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

Country: United States of America

The Sugarland Express

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

The Great Gatsby

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Country: United States of America

Going Places

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 21, 1974?


    Holidays

  • Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
  • World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
  • St. Nicholas of Flue
  • Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
  • See more

TV Series

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

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Seven Little Australians

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

The Secret Life Of Plants

By: Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

Alistair Cooke'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red

By: Harry Kemelman

Rabbi Small encounters militant activists, anarchists, and a mad bomber on a college campus in this New York Times bestseller Once again, Rabbi Small finds himself looking for solace outside the confines

Plain Speaking

By: Merle Miller

This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

The Snare Of The Hunter

By: Helen MacInnes

A young woman who has escaped from Czechoslovakia in an attempt to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee, discovers that she is the object of a deadly hunt

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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