Sunday August 24, 1975

US date format: 8/24/1975, UK date format: 24/8/1975

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 James d'Arcy and Kwesi Ameyaw. 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. Hard Times, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Tom & Jerry Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Panther.
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Historical Events

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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)
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Events

  • 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.
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Movies

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Hard Times

Hard Times

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin

Country: United States of America

Framed

Framed

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, John Marley

Kidnap Syndicate

Kidnap Syndicate

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Luc Merenda, James Mason, Irina Maleeva, Marino Masé

Strip Nude for Your Killer

Strip Nude for Your Killer

Directed by: Andrea Bianchi

Starring: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing

The Story of O

The Story of O

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The New Tom & Jerry Show

The New Tom & Jerry Show

Directed by: Charles A. Nichols

Floris von Rosemund

Floris von Rosemund

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Directed by: Jonathan Bergstrom

Two's Company

Two's Company

Shadows

Shadows

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man

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The Ascent of Man

Breach Of Faith by Theodore H. White

Breach Of Faith

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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

Without Feathers by Woody Allen

Without Feathers

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Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time.

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime

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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.

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].

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Shark Jaws

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

Jet Fighter

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Panther

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG


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