Friday January 17, 1975

US date format: 1/17/1975, UK date format: 17/1/1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Squarepusher and Freddy Rodriguez. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Mandy by Barry Manilow. In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. Galileo, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

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Movies

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Galileo

Galileo

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

The Beast

The Beast

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, Pierre Benedetti

Country: United States of America

Mr. Ricco

Mr. Ricco

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Starring: Dean Martin, Eugene Roche, Thalmus Rasulala, Denise Nicholas

The Great McGonagall

The Great McGonagall

Directed by: Joseph McGrath

Starring: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Julia Foster, John Bluthal

Anari

Anari

Directed by: Asit Sen

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Moushumi Chatterjee, Kabir Bedi

TV Series

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Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz

The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

The Sweeney

The Sweeney

Written by:

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Karen

Karen

Archer

Archer

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

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Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

A Bridge Too Far

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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

The Ebony Tower by John Fowles

The Ebony Tower

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The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jet Fighter

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Panther

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Pursuit

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On January 17, 1975 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 17, 1975?

On January 17, 1975 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 17, 1975?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on January 17, 1975?

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

Which famous people are born on January 17, 1975?

On January 17, 1975 several famous people were born including, Squarepusher , Tom Jenkinson, Freddy Rodriguez.

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

The number one song in the week of January 17, 1975 was Mandy by Barry Manilow in US and Streets Of London by Ralph McTell in UK.

What were the top hits on January 17, 1975?

The top hits on January 17, 1975 were Mandy by Barry Manilow, Please Mr. Postman by Carpenters, Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka in US and Streets Of London by Ralph McTell, Down Down by Status Quo, Ms Grace by The Tymes in UK.


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