Thursday May 08, 1975

US date format: 5/8/1975, UK date format: 8/5/1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Enrique Iglesias and Gaston Mazzacane. 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 Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Invisible Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or pedit5.
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Historical Events

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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)
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Movies

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The Return of the Pink Panther

The Return of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

The Wind and the Lion

The Wind and the Lion

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston

Country: United States of America

French Connection II

French Connection II

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard

Country: United States of America

The Eiger Sanction

The Eiger Sanction

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

Country: United States of America

Lips of Blood

Lips of Blood

Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Jean-Loup Philippe, Annie Belle, Natalie Perrey, Martine Grimaud

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TV Series

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Directed by: Joseph Henson

Edward the King

Edward the King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

Directed by: Jacob Tierney

PS - Geschichten ums Auto

PS - Geschichten ums Auto

Starring: Liane Hielscher, Peter Petran, Carlo Schultheiss, Paolo Frassica

The Norman Gunston Show

The Norman Gunston Show

Starring: Garry McDonald, Max Rowley

Country: Australia

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 4 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man

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The Ascent of Man

All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot

All Things Bright And Beautiful

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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:

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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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.

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Panther

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG


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