Saturday May 17, 1975

US date format: 5/17/1975, UK date format: 17/5/1975

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Tony Sylva and Marcelinho (footballer). In that special week of May people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, 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 The Invisible Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Hi-way.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Funky Gibbon by The Goodies hits #79
  • Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches
  • NBC paid $5M for rights to show Gone with the Wind one time
  • Los Angeles police raid the secret headquarters of the Symbionese Liberation Army, killing six of the group's nine known members.
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Movies

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The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty

Switchblade Sisters

Switchblade Sisters

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

Emilienne

Emilienne

Directed by: Guy Casaril

Starring: Betty Mars, Pierre Oudrey, Nathalie Guérin, Marc Ariche

Best Friends

Best Friends

Directed by: Noel Nosseck

Starring: Richard Hatch, Susanne Benton, Doug Chapin, Ann Noland

The Return of the Pink Panther

The Return of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Directed by: Joseph Henson

Edward the King

Edward the King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

Directed by: Jacob Tierney

The Tribal Eye

The Tribal Eye

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cash and Company

Cash and Company

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

Country: Australia

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers

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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

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Helter Skelter

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1976 Bantam Books, 28th Printing; Helter Skelter; by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry; Includes 64 pages of "chilling" black and white photographs.

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill

Here At The New Yorker

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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

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

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Gun Fight

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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