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Thursday 16 October 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jamila Wideman and Christophe Maé. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, 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 Pesma. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or dnd.
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 ?

Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

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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Movies

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

Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe

Country: United States

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Lisztomania

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas

Country: United States

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Hard Times

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland

Country: United States

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Black Moon

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart

Country: United States

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 1975 ?

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Facts:
  • The Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
  • Rahima Banu, a 2-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
  • The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government's annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Maharishi -- Oct. 13, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8455
  • Time: Cover design by Norman Gorbaty

Books

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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Winning Through Intimidation

By: Robert J. Ringer

If you've ever found yourself coming out on the short end of the stick, you'll appreciate the rewards that can be yours whenyou take the initiative in every area of your

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Circus

By: Alistair MacLean

Reissue of the classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the world’s greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress, from the acclaimed master of action and

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Curtain

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

Gun Fight

Platform: Arcade, Bally Astrocade, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore 128

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; EU Taito; NA Midway

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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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