Wednesday April 24, 1974

US date format: 4/24/1974, UK date format: 24/4/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 24, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Derek Luke and Jared Tomich. 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 Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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Movies

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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

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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

Candy Stripe Nurses

Directed by: Alan Holleb

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

The Beast Must Die

Directed by: Paul Annett

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

Claudine

Directed by: John Berry

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 24, 1974?


    Holidays

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
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    Events

  • NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay (Buccaneers).

    Famous Deaths

  • Bud Abbott: comedian (Abbott and Costello), dies at...

TV Series

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

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Movin' On

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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.

Plain Speaking

By: Merle Miller

This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

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.

Working

By: Studs Terkel

Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

Cogan'S Trade

By: George Higgins

A hard-hitting, tour-de force tale of the mob and the man who makes sure their rules are the only rules, by the American master of crime George V.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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