Saturday September 21, 1974

US date format: 9/21/1974, UK date format: 21/9/1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 21, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Taral Hicks and Teddy Richert. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Tank.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
  • International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
  • In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
  • Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
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Events

  • US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury

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Movies

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States of America

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Country: United States of America

Female Trouble

Female Trouble

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Country: United States of America

Phase IV

Phase IV

Directed by: Saul Bass

Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Dunderklumpen!

Dunderklumpen!

Directed by: Per Åhlin

Starring: Beppe Wolgers, Jens Wolgers, Halvar Björk, Håkan Serner

TV Series

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

No, Honestly

No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Zatôichi monogatari

Zatôichi monogatari

Starring: Shintarô Katsu

Country: Japan

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

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Her fascination with Chinese art and her marriage to an older man lead Jane Lindsay to Hong Kong and the treasure-laden House of a Thousand Lanterns

The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved

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

The Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman

The Silver Bears

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Book by Slaughter, Frank G.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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Videogames

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Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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