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Saturday 16 August 1975

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tania Zamparo and Cyril Saulnier. 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. Kidnap Syndicate, directed by Fernando Di Leo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Floris von Rosemund. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi-way or Panther.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Kidnap Syndicate

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Luc Merenda, James Mason, Irina Maleeva, Marino Masé

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Strip Nude for Your Killer

Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing

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The Story of O

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven

Country: United States

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Directed by: Jim Sharman

Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Country: United States

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Syndicate Sadists

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Tomas Milian, Joseph Cotten, Maria Fiore, Mario Piave

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TV Series

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

Floris von Rosemund

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Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

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Ovelha Negra

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I Didn't Know You Cared

Written by: Peter Tinniswood

Starring: Robin Bailey, John Comer, Liz Smith, Deirdre Costello

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1975 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vladimir Kuts: Ukrainian-born Soviet distance runner (Born 1927).
  • Rodgers & Hart closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Peter Gabriel quits Genesis

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1975 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1975 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. New Birth - Dream Merchant
  2. Get Down Tonight - KC And The Sunshine Band
  3. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon - Sharon Paige and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
  4. Fight The Power Part 1 - The Isley Brothers
  5. Gary Toms Empire - 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)
  6. Jackson 5 - Forever Came Today
  7. That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
  8. Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) - Al Green
  9. The Reflections - Three Steps From True Love
  10. Graham Central Station - Your Love


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

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 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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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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How The Good Guys Finally Won

By: Jimmy Breslin

192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. The Viking Press (ISBN 0670382078). 1975 stated first.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jet Fighter

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving



Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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