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Thursday 3 April 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Hamilton and Aries Spears. 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 Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shang-a-Lang. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or pedit5.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Shang-a-Lang

Starring: Bay City Rollers, Big Jim Sullivan, Him And Us Dancers, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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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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A Dog of Flanders

Starring: Michie Kita, Reiko Katsura, Kuriko Komamura, Masako Sugaya

Country: Japan

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Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder

Starring: Petra Auzinger, Günther Broda, Harald Fendt, Michael Fischer

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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Movies

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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Tommy

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 April 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sixtus I
  • Saint Agape (died 304)
  • Saint Richard (d.1253)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mary Ure: Scottish actress on film, TV and stage, onscreen from 1955.
Facts:
  • James Rupers kills his family to inherit
  • Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
  • Vietnam War: The first military Operation Babylift flight, C5A 80218, crashes 27nbspminutes after takeoff, killing 138 on board 176 survive the crash.
  • Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • The Soviet manned space mission ''Soyuz 18a'' ends in failure during its ascent into orbit when a critical malfunction occurs in the second and third stages of the booster rocket during staging, resulting with the cosmonauts and their Soyuz spacecraft having to be ripped free from the vehicle.

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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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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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The Ascent Of Man

By: J. Bronowski

The Ascent of Man

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The Moneychangers

By: Arthur Hailey

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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