Wednesday July 24, 1974

US date format: 7/24/1974, UK date format: 24/7/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 24, 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 Stephen Williams and Steve Bornhoeft. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Tank.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
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Events

  • Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
  • After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the Greek military junta collapses and democracy is restored.

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Movies

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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

California Split

California Split

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles

Macon County Line

Macon County Line

Directed by: Richard Compton

Starring: Alan Vint, Cheryl Waters, Max Baer Jr., Geoffrey Lewis

Caravan to Vaccares

Caravan to Vaccares

Directed by: Geoffrey Reeve

Starring: David Birney, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Lonsdale, Marcel Bozzuffi

TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

Los maniáticos

Los maniáticos

L'homme au contrat

L'homme au contrat

Die Buchholzens

Die Buchholzens

Days to next July 24

If July 24, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 1 month, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 4 days.
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Books

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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

Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Times To Remember

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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

Plain Speaking by Merle Miller

Plain Speaking

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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.

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

Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

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

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

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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