Tuesday April 08, 1975

US date format: 4/8/1975, UK date format: 8/4/1975

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oksana Kazakova and Anouk Teeuwe. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Bite the Bullet, directed by Richard Brooks, 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 Edward the King. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or pedit5.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Bite the Bullet

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

The Maids

Directed by: Christopher Miles

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns

Dolemite

Directed by: D'Urville Martin

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed

Capone

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

Country: United States of America

Sharks' Treasure

Directed by: Cornel Wilde

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Yaphet Kotto, John Neilson, Cliff Osmond

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 08, 1975?


    Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

    Events

  • 47th Academy Awards - Godfather II, Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Edward the King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Good Neighbors

Directed by: Jacob Tierney

Blankety Blanks

Tarbuck and All That!

Sam and the River

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1975?

Books

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

The Promise Of Joy

By: Allen Drury

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 Bankers

By: Martin Mayer

The sequel to The Bankers explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth

Strictly Speaking

By: Edwin Newman

. 1974, 205pp

The Ascent Of Man

By: J. Bronowski

The Ascent of Man

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:

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG


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