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Thursday 17 July 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Troy Amos Ross and Cecile de France. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Listen To What The Man Said by Wings. In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits. Anita: Swedish Nymphet, directed by Torgny Wickman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kommissariat IX. If you liked videogames you were probably playing pedit5 or Panther.
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 ?

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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Cash and Company

Starring: Serge Lazareff, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gus Mercurio, Bruce Kerr

Country: Australia

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Movies

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

Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris

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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Jaws

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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Nashville

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley

Country: United States

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Night Moves

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Troy Amos Ross: Georgetown, Guyana -- Canadian boxer (1996 Olympics).
  • Cecile de France: Belgian actress.
  • Terence Tao: Terence Tao is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory.
  • Vincent Vittoz: French cross-country skier and non-commissioned officer.
  • Victoria Holmes: Novelist.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US / USSR linkup in space
  • Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
  • Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
  • American Apollo 18 and Soviet Soyuz 19 spacecraft dock with each other in orbit, marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adam Smith -- July 14, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8442
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Elton John -- July 7, 1975

Books

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

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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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

By: Judith Rossner

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

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The Massacre At Fall Creek

By: Jessamyn West

A dramatic, sweeping saga of life on the Indiana frontier in 1824, based on actual historical events. The Fall Creek Massacre was a unique occurrence-the first recorded instance of whites being

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Shogun

By: James Clavell

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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