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Saturday 13 December 1975

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom DeLonge and Magdalena Wróbel. 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. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spannagl & Sohn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi-way or Destruction Derby.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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 13 December 1975 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hendrik Kruls: Dutch general/chief military authority (1944-46), dies at age 73.
  • Cyril Delevanti: Actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88.
  • 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
  • Australian Conservatives and Liberals win parliamentary election.
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament.
  • Roy Fredericks hits 169 versus Australia at WACA, hundred in 71 balls.

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Sport Games on 13 December 1975

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 14 - 35
  • Washington Redskins - Dallas Cowboys : 10 - 31
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The Pittsburgh Steelers. On cover: (L-R) L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White, Ernie Holmes and Joe Greene
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8463
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christmas Shopping -- Dec. 1, 1975


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

The Eagle Has Landed

By: Jack Higgins

As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

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By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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The Choirboys

By: Joseph Wambaugh

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, ...

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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