Thursday May 23, 1974

US date format: 5/23/1974, UK date format: 23/5/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Jewel (singer) and Lino (rapper). In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed.

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Movies

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Bootleggers

Bootleggers

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Paul Koslo, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens, Jaclyn Smith

Welcome to Arrow Beach

Welcome to Arrow Beach

Directed by: Laurence Harvey

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States of America

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Country: United States of America

Lancelot of the Lake

Lancelot of the Lake

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

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

Der grosse Preis

Der grosse Preis

Days to next May 23

If May 23, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 4 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Partners by Louis Auchincloss

The Partners

By:

Louis Auchincloss is writing here at the top of his remarkable powers as an observer of contemporary America. The Partners is a group portrait of men - and women in what

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

By:

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

Management by Peter F. Drucker

Management

By:

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

You And Me Babe by Chuck Barris

You And Me Babe

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Book by Chuck barris

The Other Side Of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

The Other Side Of Midnight

By:

THE MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT START HERE!In Paris...Washington...and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American girl becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal.

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

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 23, 1974 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1974?

On May 23, 1974 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1974?

On May 23, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1974?

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

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1974?

On May 23, 1974 several famous people were born including, Jewel (singer), Lino (rapper), Yann Guichard.

Which famous people died on May 23, 1974?

Famous people died on May 23, 1974 include, Kathleen Cannell.

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

The number one song in the week of May 23, 1974 was The Streak by Ray Stevens in US and Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes in UK.

What were the top hits on May 23, 1974?

The top hits on May 23, 1974 were The Streak by Ray Stevens, Dancing Machine by Jackson 5, The Entertainer by Marvin Hamlisch in US and Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes, Waterloo by Abba, Shang-A-Lang by Bay City Rollers in UK.


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