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Saturday 6 December 1975

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Natalie Titcume and Noel Clarke. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention. In UK Space Oddity by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spannagl & Sohn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi-way or pedit5.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman

Country: United States

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The Story of O

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Corinne Clry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel

Country: United States

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Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas

Country: United States

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Hard Times

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fawlty Towers

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ellery Queen

Written by: Richard Levinson, William Link

Starring: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1975 ?

  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Sen Robert Dole and Elizabeth Hanford marry
  • US President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meet with Indonesian president Suharto, agreeing to a planned attack on East Timor.
  • 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB).
  • Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.

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

The Eagle Has Landed

By: Jack Higgins

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

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By: Billy Graham

Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

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By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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Against Our Will

By: Susan Brownmiller

"The most comrpehensive study of rape ever offered to the public...It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime."NEWSWEEKAs

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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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 network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

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