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Sunday 24 August 1975

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Colombo and Mark de Vries. 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 The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins 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 Steeplechase or Jet Fighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 24 August 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Papadopoulos / Pattakos / Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup.
  • Officers responsible for the military coup in Greece in 1967 are sentenced to death in Athens. The sentences are later commuted to life imprisonment.

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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 ?

The Eagle Has Landed

By: Jack Higgins

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

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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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Breach Of Faith

By: Theodore H. White

The Nixon crisis of 1973-1974 threatened the nation in ways we did not immediately understand. Stripped of drama and confusion, however, the problem was that our President had placed himself above

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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