Friday December 27, 1974

US date format: 12/27/1974, UK date format: 27/12/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 27, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Masi Oka and Julia Stinshoff. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Angie Baby by Helen Reddy. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Jacob the Liar, directed by Frank Beyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweeney. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Spasim.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 27, 1974?


Holidays

  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist

Events

  • Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
  • 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB).

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Movies

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Jacob the Liar

Jacob the Liar

Directed by: Frank Beyer

Starring: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States of America

The Front Page

The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States of America

The Yakuza

The Yakuza

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Sweeney

The Sweeney

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Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder

Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder

Starring: Petra Auzinger, Günther Broda, Harald Fendt, Michael Fischer

A Dog of Flanders

A Dog of Flanders

Starring: Michie Kita, Reiko Katsura, Kuriko Komamura, Masako Sugaya

Country: Japan

Days to next December 27

If December 27, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 8 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved

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Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

Supership by Noel Mostert

Supership

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Subscribers to The New Yorker will remember this epic from its serialized appearance there. Written in the aftermath of the Arab oil embargo, SUPERSHIP vividly recounts life at sea on a

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

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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