Saturday January 26, 1974

US date format: 1/26/1974, UK date format: 26/1/1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 26, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Hesse and Tanguy Pastureau. In that special week of January people in US were listening to You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr. In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kli-Kla-Klawitter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
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Movies

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Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Country: United States of America

Nada

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Fabio Testi, Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel, Mariangela Melato

Zardoz

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Country: United States of America

Policewomen

Directed by: Lee Frost

Starring: Sondra Currie, Tony Young, Phil Hoover, Elizabeth Stuart

Black Belt Jones

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 26, 1974?


    Holidays

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
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    Events

  • Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (37th government, partner MSP )

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Kli-Kla-Klawitter

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Seven Little Australians

Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

Good Times

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

Portrait Of A Marriage

By: Nigel Nicolson

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

The First Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

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

In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

The beloved humorist and author Sam Levenson finds that some of his old worldviews don’t fit the new one he now sees. Levenson’s grew up the youngest of eight children in a large Jewish immigrant family in New York.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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