Saturday August 31, 1974

US date format: 8/31/1974, UK date format: 31/8/1974

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Andreï Medvedev and Marc Webb. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees 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 Qwak! or Tank.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor

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Movies

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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

Julia

Julia

Directed by: Sigi Rothemund

Starring: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Sylvia Kristel, Teri Tordai, Gisela Hahn

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Starring: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

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

The $25,000 Pyramid

The $25,000 Pyramid

Petrocelli

Petrocelli

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 4 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

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1974?

On August 31, 1974 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1974?

On August 31, 1974 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1974?

On August 31, 1974 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1974?

On August 31, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1974?

On August 31, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1974?

On August 31, 1974 several famous people were born including, Andreï Medvedev, Marc Webb, Andrei Medvedev.

Which famous people died on August 31, 1974?

Famous people died on August 31, 1974 include, William Pershing Benedict, Norman Kirk.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1974?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 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 31, 1974?

The top hits on August 31, 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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