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Friday 16 May 1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tonex and Kelly Kainz. In that special week of May people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Wind and the Lion, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching PS - Geschichten ums Auto. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Shark Jaws.
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 ?

Survivors

Written by: Terry Nation

Starring: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Barney Miller

Written by: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States

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The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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Edward the King

Starring: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wind and the Lion

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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The Return of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell

Country: United States

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The Eiger Sanction

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

Country: United States

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French Connection II

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson

Country: United States

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Mandingo

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tonex: American singer.
  • Kelly Kainz: British/Austrian professional dancer.
  • BSlade : American singer-songwriter producer and actor.
  • Tony Kakko: Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sonata Arctica and Northern Kings).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Michael X: (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder.
  • Al Helfer: American radio sportscaster (Born 1911).
Facts:
  • Wings release Listen to What the Man Said in the UK
  • Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
  • Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ho Chi Minh -- May 12, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8433
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: North Vietnamese Victory -- May 5, 1975

Books

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

All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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The Total Woman

By: Marabel Morgan

The Total Woman

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The Bankers

By: Martin Mayer

The sequel to The Bankers explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth

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A Month Of Sundays

By: John Updike

In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace.

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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

Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


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