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Thursday 9 October 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sean Lennon and Joe McFadden. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. In UK Sailing by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Lisztomania, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Without Feathers by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Saturday Night Live. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun Fight or Doctor Pong.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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Black Moon

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart

Country: United States

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La Chienne

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Michel Simon, Georges Flamant, Janie Marse

Country: United States

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 9 October 1975 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Sean Lennon: American musician and noted family, the son of rock 'n roll megastar John Lennon and his second wife, Yoko Ono.
  • Joe McFadden: Scottish actor, seen in "The Crow Road" with Valerie Edmond in 1996.
  • Elia Del Grande: Italian homicide; age 22 when he killed his family.
  • Mark Viduka: Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics - 1996).
  • Rale Micic: Serbian musician.
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  • Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco, California.
  • Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize.
  • A bomb explosion outside the Green Park tube station near Piccadilly in London kills 1 and injures 20.

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  • Time: Cover design by Norman Gorbaty
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8454
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Jewish and Israel -- Mar. 10, 1975


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

Without Feathers

By: Woody Allen

Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time.

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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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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

By: Judith Rossner

Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Theresa

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Winning Through Intimidation

By: Robert J. Ringer

If you've ever found yourself coming out on the short end of the stick, you'll appreciate the rewards that can be yours whenyou take the initiative in every area of your

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

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: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.



Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

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