Tuesday December 02, 1975

US date format: 12/2/1975, UK date format: 2/12/1975

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 2, 1975). 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 Adel Kachermi and Priscilla Telmon. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Would Be King, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching State of Emergency. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Steeplechase or Destruction Derby.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana

Events

  • Laos King Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Republic forms
  • Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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Movies

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The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

Country: United States of America

The Killer Elite

The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Deadly Hero

Deadly Hero

Directed by: Ivan Nagy

Starring: Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Lilia Skala

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

The French Detective

The French Detective

Directed by: Pierre Granier-Deferre

Starring: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

TV Series

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State of Emergency

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Written by:

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States of America

In Good Company

In Good Company

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers

Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 02

If December 02, 1975 is your birthday you're 44 years, 9 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow

Humboldt'S Gift

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“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc.

Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven

Bring On The Empty Horses

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David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.

The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

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As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone

The Greek Treasure

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A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers

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Arthur Hailey’s #1 New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the bronze doors of a major American bank and into the secret world of big money Ben Roselli, president of First Mercantile American

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Shark Jaws

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

Steeplechase

Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

Gun Fight

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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