Friday December 19, 1975

US date format: 12/19/1975, UK date format: 19/12/1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 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 Mahi Gill and Jeremy Soule. In that special week of December people in US were listening to That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C and the Sunshine Band. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Breakheart Pass, directed by Tom Gries, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching State of Emergency. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or pedit5.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 19, 1975?


Holidays

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events

  • Ron Wood joins music group The Rolling Stones.
  • John Paul Stevens is appointed a justice of The United States Supreme Court.

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Movies

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Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

Directed by: Tom Gries

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Hustle

Hustle

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield

Friday Foster

Friday Foster

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala

Lucky Lady

Lucky Lady

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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State of Emergency

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Written by:

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States of America

Striker

Striker

Gigglesnort Hotel

Gigglesnort Hotel

Starring: Bill Jackson

Country: United States of America

Days to next December 19

If December 19, 1975 is your birthday you're 44 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

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As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

The Choirboys

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Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap–each has his horror story, his bad dream, …

Power! by Michael Korda

Power!

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Explains the nature, purposes, uses, and rewards of power, viewed as a necessity of life, and describes how power has been achieved and wielded by various adepts

Angels by Billy Graham

Angels

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Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant

The Age Of Napoleon

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The Age of Napoleon surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Panther

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG


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