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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 Aylin Mujica. 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 Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Münchner Geschichten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Qwak!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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Weekend

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee

Country: United States

Pobol y Cwm

Starring: Gwenfair Vaughan, Rhys Parry Jones, Beth Robert, Dewi Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

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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Earthquake

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Lenny

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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Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dan Falzon: Australian actor and musician who first appeared in "Neighbours" in 1992, filming the first episode, April 29th, while he was still in school.
  • Aylin Mujica: TV Actress.
  • Stephen Merchant: British comedian.
  • Machel Montano: Trinidad & Tobago musician.
  • Dave Aizer: American television host and producer.
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Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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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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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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