Wednesday June 26, 1974

US date format: 6/26/1974, UK date format: 26/6/1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 26, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Derek Jeter and Damien Nazon. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot. In UK The Streak by Ray Stevens was in the top 5 hits. The Swinging Cheerleaders, directed by Jack Hill, 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 The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
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Movies

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The Swinging Cheerleaders

The Swinging Cheerleaders

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Jo Johnston, Cheryl Smith, Colleen Camp, Rosanne Katon

For Pete's Sake

For Pete's Sake

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, Molly Picon

Chinatown

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Country: United States of America

The Parallax View

The Parallax View

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Country: United States of America

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

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TV Series

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The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

My Old Man

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

And the Big Men Fly

And the Big Men Fly

Wodehouse Playhouse

Wodehouse Playhouse

The Squirrels

The Squirrels

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes

The Snare Of The Hunter

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A young woman who has escaped from Czechoslovakia in an attempt to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee, discovers that she is the object of a deadly hunt

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

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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

The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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The Other Side Of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

The Other Side Of Midnight

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THE MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT START HERE!In Paris...Washington...and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American girl becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal.

I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I Heard The Owl Call My Name

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Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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