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Friday 15 August 1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bert Berry and Jurgen Dirkx. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, 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 Almost Anything Goes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anti-Aircraft or Jet Fighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Almost Anything Goes

Starring: Charlie Jones, Regis Philbin, Sam Riddle

Country: United States

Joey & Dad

Starring: Joey Heatherton, Ray Heatherton, Pat Paulsen

Country: United States

The Tribal Eye

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Looking for Clancy

Starring: Robert Powell, Keith Drinkel, John Blythe, Eileen Helsby

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rutland Weekend Television

Starring: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, David Battley, Henry Woolf

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

The Land That Time Forgot

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon

Country: United States

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Farewell, My Lovely

Directed by: Dick Richards

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland

Country: United States

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Anita: Swedish Nymphet

Directed by: Torgny Wickman

Starring: Christina Lindberg, Stellan Skarsgrd, Danile Vlaminck

Country: United States

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Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris

Country: United States

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Rollerball

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bert Berry: Linebacker (Indianapolis Colts).
  • Jurgen Dirkx: Soccer player (PSV).
  • Jérôme Neuville: French racing cyclist, who has competed at four Olympic Games: Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing.
  • Gloria Zanin: Italian Beauty Queen, winner of the title of Miss Italy 9/12/1992.
  • Bertrand Berry: American football player and radio host.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mujibur Rahiman: Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53.
  • Clay Shaw: American lawyer and John F. Kennedy assassination investigator (Born 1913).
Facts:
  • Bangladesh's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
  • Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: L-R: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Francisco da Costa Gomes.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8446
  • Time: Cover design by Norman Gorbaty

Books

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

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

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Harlequin

By: Morris West

Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

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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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The Ebony Tower

By: John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

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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

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy


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