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Wednesday 29 May 1974

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aaron McGruder and Steve Cardenas. 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. Thriller: A Cruel Picture, directed by Alex Fridolinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Van Oekel's Discohoek. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elimination or Rebound.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

My Name is Nobody

Directed by: Tonino Valerii

Starring: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin

Country: United States

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Directed by: John Hough

Starring: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke

Country: United States

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Going Places

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Grard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou

Country: United States

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The Lord's of Flatbush

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Van Oekel's Discohoek

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Jaap Bar, IJf Blokker, Gerard Schiering

Country: Netherlands

The Little Doctor

Starring: Peer Schmidt, Erika Dannhoff, Max Mairich, Willy Leyrer

Now You See It

Starring: Jack Narz, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood

Country: United States

Valter brani Sarajevo

Starring: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic

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Boy Dominic

Starring: Murray Dale, Hildegard Neil, Richard Todd, Brian Blessed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 May 1974 ?

  • Nigeria: Democracy Day.
  • Saint Theodosia
  • Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
  • United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
  • Venezuela: Tree Day.
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  • Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster.

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

  • Time: The Ma'alot Massacre. Left: Israeli victim at Ma'alot (UPI); Right: Arab victim at Nabatieh refugee
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8384
  • Time: Clockwise from top: Rep. John Anderson, Sen. Hugh Scott, Rep. John Rhodes and Sen. Richard Schweiker


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

The Fan Club

By: Irving Wallace


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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

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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.

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Times To Remember

By: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

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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


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

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