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Thursday October 24, 1974

US date format: 10/24/1974, UK date format: 24/10/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Sutherland and Michaël Foessel. 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. The Little Prince, directed by Stanley Donen, 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 Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Spasim.
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What the sky looked like on 24 October 1974

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Movies

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

The Little Prince

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Joss Ackland, Clive Revill

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Country: United States

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Phantom of the Paradise

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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The Working Girls

Directed by: Stephanie Rothman

Starring: Sarah Kennedy, Laurie Rose, Mark Thomas, Lynne Guthrie

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Seytan

Directed by: Metin Erksan

Starring: Canan Perver, Cihan Ünal, Meral Taygun, Agah Hün

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TV Series

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

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

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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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Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

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Countdown

Starring: Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Debra Byrne, Daryl Braithwaite, Skyhooks

Country: Australia

Rogue's Rock

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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).

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 24, 1974 - Geocentric view

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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

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

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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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Harlequin

By: Morris West

Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

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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

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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