Friday October 25, 1974

US date format: 10/25/1974, UK date format: 25/10/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 25, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Frank Middleton and Chris Murray. 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 The War Between The Tates by Alison Lurie 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 Rebound.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Air Force fires 1st ICBM

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Movies

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Directed by: Stanley Donen

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

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

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

Country: Germany

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

Country: United States of America

The Working Girls

The Working Girls

Directed by: Stephanie Rothman

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

Seytan

Seytan

Directed by: Metin Erksan

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

TV Series

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Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Countdown

Countdown

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

Country: Australia

Rogue's Rock

Rogue's Rock

Days to next October 25

If October 25, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 11 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot

All Things Bright And Beautiful

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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:

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

A Bridge Too Far

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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

The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved

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Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

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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