Wednesday June 18, 1975

US date format: 6/18/1975, UK date format: 18/6/1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 18, 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 Jamel Debbouze and Marie Gillain. 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. The Apple Dumpling Gang, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while A Month Of Sundays by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Musical Chairs. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 800 or Gun Fight.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.

Events

  • NBC News and Information Service (24 hour news) premieres on radio
  • Fred Lynn gets ten RBIs in a Boston Red Sox 15-1 victory over Detroit Tigers.

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Movies

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Tim Conway

That's the Way of the World

That's the Way of the World

Directed by: Sig Shore

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Ed Nelson, Cynthia Bostick, Bert Parks

Cooley High

Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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

Country: United States of America

Rollerball

Rollerball

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

Country: United States of America

Race with the Devil

Race with the Devil

Directed by: Jack Starrett

Starring: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker

TV Series

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Ovelha Negra

Ovelha Negra

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

Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Month Of Sundays by John Updike

A Month Of Sundays

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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.

The Massacre At Fall Creek by Jessamyn West

The Massacre At Fall Creek

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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

Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney

Spindrift

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Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney. From the book jacket inside front cover: Inside the walls of a palatial Newport estate, a violent struggle was beginning.

Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee

Conversations With Kennedy

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"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].

How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin

How The Good Guys Finally Won

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192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. The Viking Press (ISBN 0670382078). 1975 stated first.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Panther

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Pursuit

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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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