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Tuesday 16 September 1975

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amy Price-Francis and Gal Friedman. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Fame by David Bowie. In UK Sailing by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Dog Day Afternoon, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gruntovcani. If you liked videogames you were probably playing dnd or Shark Jaws.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dog Day Afternoon

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?


Starring: Martin Sagner, Smiljka Bencet, Adela Horvat, Zvonimir Ferencic

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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Doctors' Hospital

Written by: James E. Moser, Jack Laird

Starring: George Peppard, Zohra Lampert

Country: United States

Chto? Gde? Kogda?

Starring: Boris Kryuk, Aleksandr Maslyakov, Vladimir Voroshilov

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1975 ?

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Irene Hayes: Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (Born 1896).
  • Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
  • The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lynette Fromme -- Sep. 15, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8451
  • Time: Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich


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

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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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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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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The Ascent Of Man

By: J. Bronowski

The Ascent of Man

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



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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Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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