Thursday June 27, 1974

US date format: 6/27/1974, UK date format: 27/6/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 27, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christian Kane and Derek Jeter. 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 The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Capone Investment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Tank.
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Movies

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The Swinging Cheerleaders

Directed by: Jack Hill

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

For Pete's Sake

Directed by: Peter Yates

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

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

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

Country: United States of America

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

Directed by: Norman Tokar

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

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 27, 1974?


    Holidays

  • National HIV Testing Day in United States
  • National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom [1]
  • Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
  • Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria

    Events

  • Flip Wilson Show, last airs on NBC-TV

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

And the Big Men Fly

Wodehouse Playhouse

The Squirrels

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

The Partners

By: Louis Auchincloss

Louis Auchincloss is writing here at the top of his remarkable powers as an observer of contemporary America. The Partners is a group portrait of men - and women in what

I Heard The Owl Call My Name

By: Margaret Craven

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

Burr

By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Plain Speaking

By: Merle Miller

This candid biography was drawn from never-aired TV interviews filmed in early 1962 when former U.S. President Harry Truman was 77 and retired nine years.

Cashelmara

By: Susan Howatch

The rich and mighty saga of a wealthy and titled English family in Ireland during the 19th century.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Maze War

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

Genre: First-person shooter

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games


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