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Tuesday 17 June 1975

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Irwin and Virna Sacchi. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain and Tennille. In UK Whispering Grass by Windsor Davies & Don Estelle was in the top 5 hits. Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun Fight or pedit5.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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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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Love and Death

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet

Country: United States

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The Wicker Man

Directed by: Robin Hardy

Starring: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento

Country: United States

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Written by: Terry Nation

Starring: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Barney Miller

Written by: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States

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The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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Edward the King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1975 ?

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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  • Voters in Northern Mariana Island approve commonwealth status with US.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Margaux Hemingway -- June 16, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8438
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Anwar Sadat -- June 9, 1975


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

Here At The New Yorker

By: Brendan Gill

For over sixty years Brendan Gill has been a contented inmate of the singular institution known as the New Yorker. This affectionate account of the magazine, long known as a home

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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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A Month Of Sundays

By: John Updike

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

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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Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

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