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Monday 28 October 1974

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henri Crockett and Leaf Phoenix in Puerto Rico actor (Russkies. In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Haven't Done Nothin' by Stevie Wonder. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Weekend. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1974 or at October 28 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs

Starring: David Jason, David Webb, Noel Coleman, Michael Stainton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rockford Files

Written by: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins

Starring: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Country: United States

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Written by: Jeffrey Grant Rice

Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Phantom of the Paradise

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper

Country: United States

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Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell

Country: United States

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A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper

Country: United States

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 October 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall
  • Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

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Sport Games on 28 October 1974

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  • Atlanta Falcons - Pittsburgh Steelers : 17 - 24
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper -- Oct. 28, 1974
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8406
  • Time: Jerry Brown. Photo Credit: John Zimmerman.

Books

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

The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers an international thriller that takes readers into the darkest hearts of men and nations… In a remote corner of the impoverished African republic

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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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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of A Delicate Truth and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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The Total Woman

By: Marabel Morgan

The Total Woman

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

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


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