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Thursday 17 April 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trifun Zivanovic in Santa Monica and Gabriel Soto. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Survivors. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or Anti-Aircraft.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 months ?

Capone

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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The Passenger

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre

Country: United States

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Escape to Witch Mountain

Directed by: John Hough

Starring: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Tommy

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed

Country: United States

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Facts:
  • Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
  • Penguins 6-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - Penguins hold 3-0 lead
  • The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Crying child
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8429
  • Time: Clockwise fr. top: Faisal, Thieu, Sadat, Kissinger, Rabin.

Books

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

Strictly Speaking

By: Edwin Newman

. 1974, 205pp

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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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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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Helter Skelter

By: Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

1976 Bantam Books, 28th Printing; Helter Skelter; by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry; Includes 64 pages of "chilling" black and white photographs.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


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