Friday May 02, 1975

US date format: 5/2/1975, UK date format: 2/5/1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 David Beckham and Christophe Kempé. In that special week of May people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Fox and His Friends, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Invisible Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Gun Fight.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
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Events

  • Apple Records closes down.

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Movies

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Fox and His Friends

Fox and His Friends

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

Hester Street

Hester Street

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

Starring: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

Moonrunners

Moonrunners

Directed by: Gy Waldron

Starring: James Mitchum, Kiel Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt, Chris Forbes

The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Mandingo

Mandingo

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Directed by: Joseph Henson

Edward the King

Edward the King

Starring: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

Directed by: Jacob Tierney

Rutland Weekend Television

Rutland Weekend Television

Starring: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, David Battley, Henry Woolf

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Close to Home

Close to Home

Days to next May 02

If May 02, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 4 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury

The Promise Of Joy

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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

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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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.

A Month Of Sundays by John Updike

A Month Of Sundays

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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.

Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney

Spindrift

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Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney. From the book jacket inside front cover: Inside the walls of a palatial Newport estate, a violent struggle was beginning.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Shark Jaws

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Panther

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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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