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Tuesday 31 December 1974, NewYear’s Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lisa Valastro and Joe Abercrombie. 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. Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Dog of Flanders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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Edward the King

Starring: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Black Christmas

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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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.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Three Magi, part of a18th Century Neapolitan creche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Time: This young beagle is the seventh animal to appear on a TIME cover without being accompanied by its o
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8414

Books

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

Strictly Speaking

By: Edwin Newman

. 1974, 205pp

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The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

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Something Happened

By: Joseph Heller

Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

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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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Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Maze War

Maze War

Platform: Imlac PDS-1, Macintosh, NeXT Computer, Palm OS, Xerox Star, X Window System

Genre: First-person shooter

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Spasim

Spasim

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


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