Friday August 30, 1974

US date format: 8/30/1974, UK date format: 30/8/1974

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 30, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (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 Camilla Läckberg and John Todryk. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Winter Kills by Richard Condon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Rebound.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1974, at August 30 across the years or at August 1974 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

Events

  • Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia rail yard killing 153.
  • A Belgrade : Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
  • A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

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Movies

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Chinatown

Chinatown

Directed by: Roman Polanski

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

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Country: United States of America

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

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

Country: United States of America

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Capone Investment

The Capone Investment

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Rush

Rush

Starring: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Country: Australia

Soldier and Me

Soldier and Me

Starring: Richard Willis, Gerry Sundquist, Constantine Gregory, Richard Ireson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next August 30

If August 30, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 3 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills

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In WINTER KILLS, Richard Condon probes one of the most significant events in America's 20th century: the assassination of a president.

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Cashelmara

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

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

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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

The War Between The Tates by Alison Lurie

The War Between The Tates

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When a wife reaches her breaking point and her husband begins an ill-advised affair, civil war breaks out within their family Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

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Her fascination with Chinese art and her marriage to an older man lead Jane Lindsay to Hong Kong and the treasure-laden House of a Thousand Lanterns

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

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Tank

Tank

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 30, 1974?

On August 30, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 30, 1974?

On August 30, 1974 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 30, 1974?

On August 30, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 30, 1974?

On August 30, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 30, 1974?

On August 30, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 30, 1974?

On August 30, 1974 several famous people were born including, Camilla Läckberg, John Todryk, Rich Cronin.

Which famous people died on August 30, 1974?

Famous people died on August 30, 1974 include, Abraham Schierbeek.

What was the number one song in August 30, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 30, 1974 was (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees in UK.

What were the top hits on August 30, 1974?

The top hits on August 30, 1974 were (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka, I Shot The Sheriff by Eric Clapton, Tell Me Something Good by Rufus in US and When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees, Rock Your Baby by George McCrae, You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics in UK.


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