Thursday December 11, 1975

US date format: 12/11/1975, UK date format: 11/12/1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 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 Solenn Poivre d'Arvor and Daouda Karaboue. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Breakheart Pass, directed by Tom Gries, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching State of Emergency. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Indy 800.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : American jazz singer (Born 1908).

Movies

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Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

Directed by: Tom Gries

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Hustle

Hustle

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield

Friday Foster

Friday Foster

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala

Lucky Lady

Lucky Lady

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis

TV Series

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

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Written by:

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States of America

In Good Company

In Good Company

Directed by: Paul Weitz

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Days to next December 11

If December 11, 1975 is your birthday you're 44 years, 9 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Shogun by James Clavell

Shogun

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A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

Freedom At Midnight by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Freedom At Midnight

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First published in 1975, this 2009 edition is a new edition of the best-selling book described as irreplaceable by Le Monde, Paris.

The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

The Choirboys

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Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap–each has his horror story, his bad dream, …

Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven

Bring On The Empty Horses

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David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Steeplechase

Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game


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