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Wednesday 20 August 1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcus Mastin and Jose Tomas. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Didn't Know You Cared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing pedit5 or Doctor Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

I Didn't Know You Cared

Written by: Peter Tinniswood

Starring: Robin Bailey, John Comer, Liz Smith, Deirdre Costello

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Almost Anything Goes

Starring: Charlie Jones, Regis Philbin, Sam Riddle

Country: United States

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

Movies

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

The Land That Time Forgot

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon

Country: United States

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Farewell, My Lovely

Directed by: Dick Richards

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland

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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Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Facts:
  • Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
  • Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
  • American Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Charles O. Finley
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8447
  • Time: L-R: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Francisco da Costa Gomes.

Books

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

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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Conversations With Kennedy

By: Benjamin C. Bradlee

"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].

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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.


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