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), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Working by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
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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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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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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

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Working by Studs Terkel

Working

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Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Times To Remember

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A fascinating chronicle of eight decades rich in history, drama, and courage, the new edition of Rose Kennedy's bestselling memoir is introduced by a moving tribute from her children

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 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.

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

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On June 26, 1974 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is June 26, 1974?

On June 26, 1974 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on June 26, 1974?

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

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

On June 26, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on June 26, 1974?

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

Which famous people are born on June 26, 1974?

On June 26, 1974 several famous people were born including, Derek Jeter, Damien Nazon, Jason Kendall.

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

The number one song in the week of June 26, 1974 was Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot in US and The Streak by Ray Stevens in UK.

What were the top hits on June 26, 1974?

The top hits on June 26, 1974 were Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot, Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in US and The Streak by Ray Stevens, Hey Rock And Roll by Showaddywaddy, Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes in UK.


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