Sunday August 17, 1975

US date format: 8/17/1975, UK date format: 17/8/1975

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Giuliana DePandi and Taika Waititi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. Kidnap Syndicate, directed by Fernando Di Leo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Floris von Rosemund. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Shark Jaws or Jet Fighter.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

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Famous Deaths

  • : Russian distance runner (1956 Olympics -...
  • Sig Arno: German leading comedian and character...

Movies

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Kidnap Syndicate

Kidnap Syndicate

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Luc Merenda, James Mason, Irina Maleeva, Marino Masé

Strip Nude for Your Killer

Strip Nude for Your Killer

Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing

The Story of O

The Story of O

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Directed by: Jim Sharman

Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Floris von Rosemund

Floris von Rosemund

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Ovelha Negra

Ovelha Negra

I Didn't Know You Cared

I Didn't Know You Cared

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Starring: Robin Bailey, John Comer, Liz Smith, Deirdre Costello

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man

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The Ascent of Man

Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee

Conversations With Kennedy

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"Give[s] us a good idea of what Jack Kennedy was really like—probably as good an idea as anything likely to be written about him [him].

The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

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As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

Shogun by James Clavell

Shogun

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A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Theresa

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Shark Jaws

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Jet Fighter

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Pursuit

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On August 17, 1975 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 17, 1975?

On August 17, 1975 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 17, 1975?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on August 17, 1975?

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

Which famous people are born on August 17, 1975?

On August 17, 1975 several famous people were born including, Giuliana DePandi, Taika Waititi, Carmina Villaroel.

Which famous people died on August 17, 1975?

Famous people died on August 17, 1975 include, Vladimir Kutz, Sig Arno.

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

The number one song in the week of August 17, 1975 was Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees in US and I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics in UK.

What were the top hits on August 17, 1975?

The top hits on August 17, 1975 were Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees, One Of These Nights by Eagles, Please Mr. Please by Olivia Newton-John in US and I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics, Barbados by Typically Tropical, Give A Little Love by Bay City Rollers in UK.


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