Thursday April 17, 1975

US date format: 4/17/1975, UK date format: 17/4/1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 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 Gabriel Soto and Heidi Alexander. 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. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, 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 Edward the King. If you liked videogames you were probably playing dnd or pedit5.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Death Race 2000

Death Race 2000

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Country: United States of America

Bite the Bullet

Bite the Bullet

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

The Maids

The Maids

Directed by: Christopher Miles

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns

Dolemite

Dolemite

Directed by: D'Urville Martin

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed

Capone

Capone

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Edward the King

Edward the King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

Directed by: Jacob Tierney

The Girls of Slender Means

The Girls of Slender Means

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Directed by: Moira Armstrong

Starring: Jane Cussons, Marilyn Finlay, Patricia Hodge, James Laurenson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Popi

Popi

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Starring: Hector Elizondo, Anthony Perez, Dennis Vasquez, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States of America

Doctor on the Go

Doctor on the Go

Days to next April 17

If April 17, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 5 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

The Bankers by Martin Mayer

The Bankers

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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

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Helter Skelter

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

The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury

The Promise Of Joy

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The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top

A Month Of Sundays by John Updike

A Month Of Sundays

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Shark Jaws

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

Jet Fighter

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

Steeplechase

Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 17, 1975?

On April 17, 1975 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is April 17, 1975?

On April 17, 1975 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 17, 1975?

On April 17, 1975 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 17, 1975?

On April 17, 1975 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on April 17, 1975?

On April 17, 1975 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 17, 1975?

On April 17, 1975 several famous people were born including, Gabriel Soto, Trifun Zivanovic in Santa Monica, Heidi Alexander.

Which famous people died on April 17, 1975?

Famous people died on April 17, 1975 include, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

What was the number one song in April 17, 1975?

The number one song in the week of April 17, 1975 was Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John in US and Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers in UK.

What were the top hits on April 17, 1975?

The top hits on April 17, 1975 were Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John, (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas, Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton in US and Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers, Fox On The Run by The Sweet, Love Me Love My Dog by Peter Shelley in UK.


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