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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 Jérôme Neuville and Andrea Ajemian. 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 Without Feathers by Woody Allen 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 pedit5.
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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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Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams

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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Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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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

Kommissariat IX

Starring: Edgar Ott, Klaus Tiedemann, Herbert Steinmetz, Walter Riss

Joey & Dad

Starring: Joey Heatherton, Ray Heatherton, Pat Paulsen

Country: United States

Ben Hall

Starring: Jon Finch

Country: Australia

Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter

Starring: Karl Merkatz, Ingrid Burkhard, Erika Deutinger, Klaus Rott

Country: Austria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1975 ?

  • 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
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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).
  • 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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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


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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By: James Clavell

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

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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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The Boat

By: Lothar-Guenther Buchheim

The thrilling wartime novel that inspired Wolfgang Petersen's Academy Award-nominated, blockbuster film! Written by an actual survivor of Germany's U-boat fleet, Das Boot is one of the most exciting stories

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc


Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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