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Tuesday 26 February 1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Fox and Sebastien Loeb. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nova. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Elimination.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Nova

Written by: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni

Starring: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Country: United States

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Bagpuss

Written by: Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin

Starring: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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U registraturi

Starring: Ugljesa Kojadinovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Rade Serbedzija, Ljubica Jovic

Carrie's War

Starring: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Divlje godine

Starring: Vasa Filipov, Ivica Nikasinovic, Jovica Bavin, Bogdan Radic

Movies

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

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Country: United States

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Zardoz

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman

Country: United States

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Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ron Fox: Soccer player (Willem II).
  • Sebastien Loeb: French rally driver.
  • Sébastien Loeb: French racer who won, with his co-driver, the World Rally Championships for five consecutive years from 2004.
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Facts:
  • Gold hits record US$188 an ounce in Paris, France. Silver peaks at US$6.70 per ounce.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1974?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- Feb. 25, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8371
  • Time: EXXON: Testing the Tiger.

Books

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

Alistair Cooke'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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Nickel Mountain

By: John Gardner

John Gardner's most poignant novel of improbable love.At the heart of John Gardner's Nickel Mountain is an uncommon love story: when at 42, the obese, anxious and gentle Henry Soames marries

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Plain Speaking

By: Merle Miller

This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

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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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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

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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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


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