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Wednesday 2 April 1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adam Rodriguez and Pedro Pascal. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton. In UK If by Telly Savalas was in the top 5 hits. The Passenger, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while A Month Of Sundays by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shang-a-Lang. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Panther.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Passenger

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre

Country: United States

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Escape to Witch Mountain

Directed by: John Hough

Starring: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed

Country: United States

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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A Boy and His Dog

Directed by: L.Q. Jones

Starring: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Barney Miller

Written by: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States

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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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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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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 April 1975 ?

  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
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  • Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure.

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

A Month Of Sundays

By: John Updike

In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace.

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Helter Skelter

By: Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

1976 Bantam Books, 28th Printing; Helter Skelter; by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry; Includes 64 pages of "chilling" black and white photographs.

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By: Morris West

Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

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The Bankers

By: Martin Mayer

The sequel to The Bankers explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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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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Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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