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 birth chart on August 23, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ray Park and Toni Brunner. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Land of the Lost. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rebound or Spasim.
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Movies

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Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Starring: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Country: United States of America

Harry and Tonto

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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

Patthar Aur Payal

Directed by: Harmesh Malhotra

Starring: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

11 Harrowhouse

Directed by: Aram Avakian

Starring: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason, Trevor Howard

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 23, 1974?


    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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Run, Joe, Run

Written by: Richard H. Landau

Starring: Paul Frees, Arch Whiting, Chad States

Country: United States of America

Rising Damp

The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

If Beale Street Could Talk

By: James Baldwin

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

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

The Cia And The Cult Of Intelligence

By: Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks

What is the CIA really up to? What does it do and why? No other element of the U.S. government is so lapped in mystery, no other is quite so plainly

Times To Remember

By: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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