Friday February 22, 1974

US date format: 2/22/1974, UK date format: 22/2/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 22, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include James Blunt and Kyoko Nagatsuka in Shizuoka Prefecture. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Billy Two Hats, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Tank.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
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Events

  • Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators.
  • The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.

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Movies

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Billy Two Hats

Billy Two Hats

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Warden, David Huddleston

The House of Seven Corpses

The House of Seven Corpses

Directed by: Paul Harrison

Starring: John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine, Carole Wells

From Beyond the Grave

From Beyond the Grave

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

Herbie Rides Again

Herbie Rides Again

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

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TV Series

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

Days to next February 22

If February 22, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 7 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson

In One Era And Out The Other

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The beloved humorist and author Sam Levenson finds that some of his old worldviews don’t fit the new one he now sees. Levenson’s grew up the youngest of eight children in a large Jewish immigrant family in New York.

Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman

Beulah Land

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Superb condition VG+ fine on the jacket and book, fantastic especially considering its a book club edition.

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

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In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

Portrait Of A Marriage

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Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

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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