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Sunday 5 January 1975

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kylie Bax and Bradley Cooper. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Kurutta ippêji, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Dog of Flanders. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Steeplechase or Panther.
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 ?

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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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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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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No, Honestly

Starring: John Alderton, Pauline Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Microbes and Men

Starring: Frank Gillard, Arthur Lowe, Antonia Pemberton, James Grout

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Black Christmas

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 January 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Don Wilson: Houston Astros' pitcher, dies at age 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Facts:
  • Wiz opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • 14 die when British freighter Lake Illawarra rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
  • Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
  • The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • Charlie Smalls' play The Wiz opens at the Majestic Theater in New York City, New York for 1672 performances.

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Books

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

Harlequin

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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All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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A Bridge Too Far

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

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The Woman He Loved

By: Ralph G. Martin

Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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