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Thursday 24 October 1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexander PGR Duke of Ulster and Nathan Parks. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Then Came You by Dionne Warwicke. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Weekend. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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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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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper

Country: United States

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 24 October
Famous Deaths:
  • David Oistrakh: Odessa, Russia -- Violinist / prof (Moscow Conservatory).
Facts:
  • Billy Martin named American League Manager of the Year (Texas Rangers).

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Books

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

All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of A Delicate Truth and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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Watership Down

By: Richard Adams

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

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Something Happened

By: Joseph Heller

Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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