Tuesday February 26, 1974

US date format: 2/26/1974, UK date format: 26/2/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Loeb and Yékini . 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. Truck Stop Women, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Elimination.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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Events

  • Gold hits record US$188 an ounce in Paris, France. Silver peaks at US$6.70 per ounce.

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Movies

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Truck Stop Women

Truck Stop Women

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Claudia Jennings, Lieux Dressler, John Martino, Paul Carr

Billy Two Hats

Billy Two Hats

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Warden, David Huddleston

The House of Seven Corpses

The House of Seven Corpses

Directed by: Paul Harrison

Starring: John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine, Carole Wells

From Beyond the Grave

From Beyond the Grave

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

TV Series

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

Days to next February 26

If February 26, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 7 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America

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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.

The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The First Deadly Sin

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In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 26, 1974?

On February 26, 1974 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is February 26, 1974?

On February 26, 1974 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 26, 1974?

On February 26, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 26, 1974?

On February 26, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 26, 1974?

On February 26, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 26, 1974?

On February 26, 1974 several famous people were born including, Sébastien Loeb, Yékini , Ron Fox.

What was the number one song in February 26, 1974?

The number one song in the week of February 26, 1974 was Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks in US and Tiger Feet by Mud in UK.

What were the top hits on February 26, 1974?

The top hits on February 26, 1974 were Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks, The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand, Spiders & Snakes by Jim Stafford in US and Tiger Feet by Mud, Teenage Rampage by The Sweet, Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro in UK.


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