Tuesday April 23, 1974

US date format: 4/23/1974, UK date format: 23/4/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (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 Virginie Desarnauts and Barry Watson. 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. Dark Star, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Spasim.
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Historical Events

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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).
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Dark Star

Dark Star

Directed by: John Carpenter

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

Country: United States of America

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse

Candy Stripe Nurses

Candy Stripe Nurses

Directed by: Alan Holleb

Starring: Candice Rialson, Robin Mattson, María Rojo, Roger Cruz

The Beast Must Die

The Beast Must Die

Directed by: Paul Annett

Starring: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Claudine

Claudine

Directed by: John Berry

TV Series

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My Old Man

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

The Zoo Gang

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Movin' On

Movin' On

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 5 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red by Harry Kemelman

Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red

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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

The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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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.

Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Times To Remember

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A fascinating chronicle of eight decades rich in history, drama, and courage, the new edition of Rose Kennedy's bestselling memoir is introduced by a moving tribute from her children

I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I Heard The Owl Call My Name

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Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left

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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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