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Thursday 31 January 1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ary Abittan and Yann Eliès. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carrie's War. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Qwak! or Spasim.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman

Country: United States

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Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Carrie's War

Starring: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Divlje godine

Starring: Vasa Filipov, Ivica Nikasinovic, Jovica Bavin, Bogdan Radic

How to Survive a Marriage

Written by: Anne Howard Bailey

Starring: Rosemary Prinz, Fran Brill, Joan Copeland, Jennifer Harmon

Country: United States

De vloek van Woestewolf

Starring: Henk van Ulsen, Henk Molenberg, Tabe Bas, John Lanting

Country: Netherlands

Upstairs, Downstairs

Starring: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1974 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ary Abittan: French actor and comedian with North-african origin.
  • Yann Eliès: French professional navigator and skipper, who won the 'Solitaire du Figaro' 2012 thirty-three years after his father, Patrick Elies, won the sailing race (in 1979), then named 'Course de l'Aurore.
  • Ian Huntley
  • Anna Silk: TV Actress.
  • Othella Harrington: American basketball player: forward/center, Rockets.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Harry Baum: Actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58.
  • Roger Pryor: Actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72.
  • Paul Haesaerts: Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at age 72.
  • Samuel Goldwyn: Polish-American who emigrated in 1896 and became one of the pioneering Hollywood entrepreneurs.

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

  • Time: Audio tapes of Richard Nixon from the Oval Office
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8367
  • Time: Federal Energy Office director William E. Simon


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

The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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The First Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

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The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Trak 10

Gran Trak 10

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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