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Sunday 24 November 1974

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dan Falzon and Aylín Mújica. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Can Help by Billy Swan. In UK Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while More Joy by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Münchner Geschichten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Gran Trak 10.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Murder on the Orient Express

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner

Country: United States

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Phantom of the Paradise

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper

Country: United States

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The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

Starring: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States

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The Rockford Files

Written by: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins

Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1974 ?

  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
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  • 2 truck hijackers freed (3 / 3 / 1974)
  • 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
  • Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed ''Lucy'' (after The Beatles song ''Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds''), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

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Sport Games on 24 November 1974

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - San Francisco 49ers : 0 - 27
  • Buffalo Bills - Cleveland Browns : 15 - 10
  • Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions : 17 - 34
  • Dallas Cowboys - Houston Oilers : 10 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1974?

  • Time: Clockwise from top L: Grasso, Carey, Brown, Hart, Glenn, Dukakis, Boren and Bumpers
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8409
  • Time: PLO leader Yasser Arafat


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

More Joy

By: Alex Comfort

These 2 books (boxed set) is an interesting, easy-to-read, delightfully illustrated book that---lots of full-color and real-life like lien drawings, all done with openness, candor and realism.

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The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers an international thriller that takes readers into the darkest hearts of men and nations… In a remote corner of the impoverished African republic

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A Bridge Too Far

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

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The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

Bermuda Triangle

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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


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

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