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Tuesday 23 April 1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joey Kent and Sam Madison. In that special week of April people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Sanshiro Sugata, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Working by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Little Doctor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spasim or Rebound.
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 ?

The Little Doctor

Starring: Peer Schmidt, Erika Dannhoff, Max Mairich, Willy Leyrer

Now You See It

Starring: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood

Country: United States

Valter brani Sarajevo

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic

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Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nova

Written by: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sanshiro Sugata

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Denjir kchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki

Country: United States

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The Conversation

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield

Country: United States

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Foxy Brown

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown

Country: United States

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Dark Star

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle

Country: United States

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The Sugarland Express

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Carl Barnett dies at age 59 of a heart attack while conducting Bach's Come, Sweet Death at the Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alcoholism -- Apr. 22, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8379
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nixon's Tax Scandal -- Apr. 15, 1974

Books

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

Working

By: Studs Terkel

Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

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Management

By: Peter F. Drucker

The essential book on management from the man who invented the disciplineNow completely revised and updated for the first time

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Cogan'S Trade

By: George Higgins

A hard-hitting, tour-de force tale of the mob and the man who makes sure their rules are the only rules, by the American master of crime George V.

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

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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