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Sunday 24 August 1975

1975-08-24

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Land That Time Forgot

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon

Country: United States

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Farewell, My Lovely

Directed by: Dick Richards

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland

Country: United States

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Anita: Swedish Nymphet

Directed by: Torgny Wickman

Starring: Christina Lindberg, Stellan Skarsgrd, Danile Vlaminck

Country: United States

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Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris

Country: United States

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Rollerball

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

I Didn't Know You Cared

Written by: Peter Tinniswood

Starring: Robin Bailey, John Comer, Liz Smith, Deirdre Costello

Country: United Kingdom

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Almost Anything Goes

Starring: Charlie Jones, Regis Philbin, Sam Riddle

Country: United States

Joey & Dad

Starring: Joey Heatherton, Ray Heatherton, Pat Paulsen

Country: United States

The Tribal Eye

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

Looking for Clancy

Starring: Robert Powell, Keith Drinkel, John Blythe, Eileen Helsby

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Papadopoulos / Pattakos / Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup.
  • Officers responsible for the military coup in Greece in 1967 are sentenced to death in Athens. The sentences are later commuted to life imprisonment.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1975?

  • Time: Charles O. Finley
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8447
  • Time: L-R: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Francisco da Costa Gomes.

Books

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

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 memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, will be ...

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The Ebony Tower

By: John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

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Harlequin

By: Morris West

Typically great Morris West Novel

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gun Fight

Platform: Arcade, Bally Astrocade, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore 128

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; EU Taito; NA Midway

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Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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