Tuesday May 28, 1974

US date format: 5/28/1974, UK date format: 28/5/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 28, 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 Romain Duris and Alexa Minshew. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Old Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
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Events

  • Magic Show opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances
  • 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda and Mary Tyler Moore win
  • Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
  • Massachusetts State Lottery begins selling first instant game lottery tickets (latex-covered scratch-off area).
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Movies

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Bootleggers

Bootleggers

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Paul Koslo, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens, Jaclyn Smith

Welcome to Arrow Beach

Welcome to Arrow Beach

Directed by: Laurence Harvey

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Country: United States of America

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach

Country: United States of America

Lancelot of the Lake

Lancelot of the Lake

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

TV Series

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My Old Man

My Old Man

Directed by: John Erman

The Zoo Gang

The Zoo Gang

Directed by: John Watson

Landline

Landline

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

French Open Tennis

French Open Tennis

André Malraux: Les métamorphoses du regard

André Malraux: Les métamorphoses du regard

Days to next May 28

If May 28, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Partners by Louis Auchincloss

The Partners

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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

You And Me Babe by Chuck Barris

You And Me Babe

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Book by Chuck barris

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

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

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

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport


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