Thursday October 16, 1975

US date format: 10/16/1975, UK date format: 16/10/1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Christophe Maé and Kellie Martin. 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. The Teasers, directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Saturday Night Live. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or Indy 800.
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Historical Events

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  • 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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Movies

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The Teasers

The Teasers

Directed by: Michele Massimo Tarantini

Starring: Gloria Guida, Giuseppe Pambieri, Gianfranco D'Angelo, Gisella Sofio

Inn of the Damned

Inn of the Damned

Directed by: Terry Bourke

Starring: Judith Anderson, Alex Cord, Michael Craig, Joseph Fürst

Posse from Heaven

Posse from Heaven

Directed by: Phillip Pine

Starring: Todd Compton, Fanne Foxe, Ward Wood, Rod Roddy

Afonya

Afonya

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Evgeniya Simonova, Evgeniy Leonov, Saveliy Kramarov

Rooster Cogburn

Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

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Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States of America

In Good Company

In Good Company

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers

Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The New Tom & Jerry Show

The New Tom & Jerry Show

Directed by: Charles A. Nichols

Floris von Rosemund

Floris von Rosemund

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1975 is your birthday you're 44 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow

Humboldt'S Gift

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“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc.

Curtain by Agatha Christie

Curtain

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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 …

Without Feathers by Woody Allen

Without Feathers

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Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time.

Power! by Michael Korda

Power!

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Explains the nature, purposes, uses, and rewards of power, viewed as a necessity of life, and describes how power has been achieved and wielded by various adepts

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Gun Fight

Gun Fight

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

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; EU Taito; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 16, 1975?

On October 16, 1975 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 16, 1975?

On October 16, 1975 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 16, 1975?

On October 16, 1975 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 16, 1975?

On October 16, 1975 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 16, 1975?

On October 16, 1975 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 16, 1975?

On October 16, 1975 several famous people were born including, Christophe Maé, Kellie Martin, Nelson Lee.

What was the number one song in October 16, 1975?

The number one song in the week of October 16, 1975 was Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka in US and Hold Me Close by David Essex in UK.

What were the top hits on October 16, 1975?

The top hits on October 16, 1975 were Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka, Calypso by John Denver, Miracles by Jefferson Starship in US and Hold Me Close by David Essex, I Only Have Eyes For You by Art Garfunkel, There Goes My First Love by The Drifters in UK.


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