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Thursday January 31, 1974

US date format: 1/31/1974, UK date format: 31/1/1974

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 31, 1974). 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. Thieves Like Us, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974 while In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kli-Kla-Klawitter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tank or Spasim.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Thieves Like Us

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

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Herbie Rides Again

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

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Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Fabio Testi, Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel, Mariangela Melato

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Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Country: United States

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Don Blech und der goldene Junker

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Seven Little Australians

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Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

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The Box

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Historical Events

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  • 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.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 31, 1974 - Geocentric view

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

In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

The beloved humorist and author Sam Levenson finds that some of his old worldviews don’t fit the new one he now sees. Levenson’s grew up the youngest of eight children in a large Jewish immigrant family in New York.

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Band Of Brothers

By: Ernest K. Gann

Film, Tie-in, Motion Pictures, World War II, Military, Warfare, American History

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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 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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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: sport



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter Gun game



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Shooter games



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military strategy

Publisher: Kee Games

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