Friday August 23, 1974

US date format: 8/23/1974, UK date format: 23/8/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 23, 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 Ray Park and Toni Brunner. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Land of the Lost. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1974, at August 23 across the years or at August 1974 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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Events

  • John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York City

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Movies

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Chinatown

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Country: United States of America

Almost Human

Almost Human

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

TV Series

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Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Rush

Rush

Starring: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Country: Australia

Soldier and Me

Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Barney Miller

Barney Miller

Written by:

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States of America

Days to next August 23

If August 23, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman

The Silver Bears

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Book by Slaughter, Frank G.

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

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 Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Gang

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THE WALL STREET GANG, IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOU SCRAP TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO THE MARKET AND ATTACK THE FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY WITH ITS OWN WEAPONS, YOU CAN BEAT STOCK

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 23, 1974?

On August 23, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 23, 1974?

On August 23, 1974 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 23, 1974?

On August 23, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 23, 1974?

On August 23, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 23, 1974?

On August 23, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 23, 1974?

On August 23, 1974 several famous people were born including, Ray Park, Toni Brunner, Shifty Shellshock.

Which famous people died on August 23, 1974?

Famous people died on August 23, 1974 include, Roberto Assagioli.

What was the number one song in August 23, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 23, 1974 was (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees in UK.

What were the top hits on August 23, 1974?

The top hits on August 23, 1974 were (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka, The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace, Tell Me Something Good by Rufus in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in UK.


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