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Thursday 8 May 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gaston Mazzacane and Enrique Iglesias. 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. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rutland Weekend Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Indy 800.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Survivors

Written by: Terry Nation

Starring: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mandingo

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King

Country: United States

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Death Race 2000

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth

Country: United States

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Capone

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Books

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

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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The Total Woman

By: Marabel Morgan

The Total Woman

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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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Here At The New Yorker

By: Brendan Gill

For over sixty years Brendan Gill has been a contented inmate of the singular institution known as the New Yorker. This affectionate account of the magazine, long known as a home

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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