Tuesday December 31, 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 birth chart on December 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 Joe Abercrombie and Lisa Valastro. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Anari, directed by Asit Sen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene 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 Rebound.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • 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.
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Movies

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Anari

Anari

Directed by: Asit Sen

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

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Country: United States of America

The Odessa File

The Odessa File

Directed by: Ronald Neame

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

Country: United States of America

Airport 1975

Airport 1975

Directed by: Jack Smight

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

Country: United States of America

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Directed by: Claude Sautet

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

TV Series

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Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

The Sweeney

The Sweeney

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Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Smothers Brothers Show

The Smothers Brothers Show

The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1974 is your birthday you're 45 years, 8 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

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In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

The Best Of Life by David Scherman

The Best Of Life

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1973, Large Hardcover book, beautiful photos including Marilyn Monroe photographed by Richard Avedon as different women through the ages, 303 pages

Postern Of Fate by Agatha Christie

Postern Of Fate

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander

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Slight signs of wear!

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari

Qwak!

Qwak!

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game

Elimination

Elimination

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Kee Games

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 December 31, 1974?

On December 31, 1974 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1974?

On December 31, 1974 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1974?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1974?

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

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1974?

On December 31, 1974 several famous people were born including, Joe Abercrombie, Mario Aerts, Lisa Valastro.

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

The number one song in the week of December 31, 1974 was Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce in US and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade in UK.

What were the top hits on December 31, 1974?

The top hits on December 31, 1974 were Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce, The Joker by Steve Miller Band, Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy in US and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade, Lonely This Christmas by Mud, You're The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White in UK.


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