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), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. 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 The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kli-Kla-Klawitter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Elimination.
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Historical Events

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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 )
  • Fire breaks out in the Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil 177 die, 293 are injured, 11 die later of their injuries.
  • Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was declared as a Federal Territory.

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Movies

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Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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

Country: United States of America

Nada

Nada

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

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

Zardoz

Zardoz

Directed by: John Boorman

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

Country: United States of America

Policewomen

Policewomen

Directed by: Lee Frost

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

Black Belt Jones

Black Belt Jones

Directed by: Robert Clouse

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

TV Series

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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

Good Times

Good Times

Days to next January 26

If January 26, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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 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.

Nickel Mountain by John Gardner

Nickel Mountain

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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

The Best Of Life by David Scherman

The Best Of Life

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1973, Large Hardcover book, beautiful photos including Marilyn Monroe photographed by Richard Avedon as different women through the ages, 303 pages

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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