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Saturday 23 February 1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leko and Kenyon Cotton. 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. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, 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 Bagpuss. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spasim or Gran Trak 10.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Bagpuss

Written by: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin

Starring: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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U registraturi

Starring: Ugljesa Kojadinovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Rade Serbedzija, Ljubica Jovic

Carrie's War

Starring: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Divlje godine

Starring: Vasa Filipov, Ivica Nikasinovic, Jovica Bavin, Bogdan Radic

How to Survive a Marriage

Written by: Anne Howard Bailey

Starring: Rosemary Prinz, Fran Brill, Joan Copeland, Jennifer Harmon

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Country: United States

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Zardoz

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman

Country: United States

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Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Florence Rice: Actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63.
  • Harry Ruby: American composer and screenwriter (d. 1974).
Facts:
  • Patty Hearst, Daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA
  • Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in Confessions of an Orth
  • The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: EXXON: Testing the Tiger.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8370
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Schlesinger -- Feb. 11, 1974

Books

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

In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

In One Era

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Alistair Cooke'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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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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Burr

By: Gore Vidal

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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