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Friday 27 December 1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Edgar Ponce and Frank Shea. 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. Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweeney. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Tank.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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Edward the King

Starring: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Black Christmas

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Edgar Ponce: Mexican actor and dancer (d. 2005).
  • Frank Shea: American construction worker and boxer, the winner of three national titles in the junior Olympics and five New England Golden Gloves Championships.
  • Masi Oka: Japanese-American actor.
  • Tomáš Janků: Czech high jumper.
  • Fumiko Orikasa: Japanese voice actress and singer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: This young beagle is the seventh animal to appear on a TIME cover without being accompanied by its o
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8414
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joni Mitchell -- Dec. 16, 1974

Books

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

The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

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

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The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

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

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The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

Bermuda Triangle

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Supership

By: Noel Mostert

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Maze War

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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