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Tuesday 31 December 1974, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1974, UK date format: 31/12/1974

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1974). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Harris and Ryan Holmes. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Pleasure Party, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Trak 10 or Maze War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1974

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Pleasure Party

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Danièle Gégauff, Paul Gégauff, Clémence Gégauff, Paula Moore

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Anari

Directed by: Asit Sen

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Moushumi Chatterjee, Kabir Bedi

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The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Country: United States

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Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Country: United States

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Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu

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TV Series

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

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

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The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

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The Smothers Brothers Show

The Jeffersons

Masters Snooker

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1974 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • New York Yankees sign Jim Catfish Hunter to 5 yrs for record $3.75 million
  • Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer
  • Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac music group.
  • Zora Arkus-Duntov, Chief Engineer of Corvette, officially resigns from Chevrolet, replaced by David McLellan.
  • US President Gerald Ford issues Executive Order 11825 legalizing private ownership of gold.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 1974 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

Bermuda Triangle

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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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Strictly Speaking

By: Edwin Newman

. 1974, 205pp

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Helter Skelter

By: Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

1976 Bantam Books, 28th Printing; Helter Skelter; by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry; Includes 64 pages of "chilling" black and white photographs.

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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

Rebound

Rebound

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sport

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games


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