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Monday August 26, 1974

US date format: 8/26/1974, UK date format: 26/8/1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelvin Cato and Kiran Chetry. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Cashelmara by Susan Howatch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 26 August 1974

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Movies

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

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States

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The Phantom of Liberty

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Country: United States

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Julia

Directed by: Sigi Rothemund

Starring: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Sylvia Kristel, Teri Tordai, Gisela Hahn

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Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Starring: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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The $25,000 Pyramid

Petrocelli

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • Charles Lindbergh dies at age 72 in his Hawaiian home.
  • Soyuz 15 carries two cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 26, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Cashelmara

By: Susan Howatch

The rich and mighty saga of a wealthy and titled English family in Ireland during the 19th century.

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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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The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

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The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

"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 ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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