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Sunday 17 August 1975

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Giuliana DePandi and Carmina Villaroel. 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. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Almost Anything Goes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anti-Aircraft or Gun Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Almost Anything Goes

Starring: Charlie Jones, Regis Philbin, Sam Riddle

Country: United States

Kommissariat IX

Starring: Edgar Ott, Klaus Tiedemann, Herbert Steinmetz, Walter Riss

Joey & Dad

Starring: Joey Heatherton, Ray Heatherton, Pat Paulsen

Country: United States

Ben Hall

Starring: Jon Finch

Country: Australia

Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter

Starring: Karl Merkatz, Ingrid Burkhard, Erika Deutinger, Klaus Rott

Country: Austria

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Rollerball

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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Jaws

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vladimir Kutz: Russian distance runner (1956 Olympics - Gold Medalist) dies at 48.
  • Sig Arno: German leading comedian and character actor of stage and screen under the name of Siegfried Arno before the Nazi era.
Facts:
  • Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: L-R: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Francisco da Costa Gomes.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8446
  • Time: Cover design by Norman Gorbaty

Books

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

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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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

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.

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Conversations With Kennedy

By: Benjamin C. Bradlee

"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].

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The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

Bermuda Triangle

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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