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Friday 24 October 1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amy Bailey and Corey Dillon. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pesma. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Shark Jaws or pedit5.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas

Country: United States

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Hard Times

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland

Country: United States

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Black Moon

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart

Country: United States

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fawlty Towers

Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ellery Queen

Written by: Richard Levinson, William Link

Starring: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1975 ?

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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Famous Deaths:
  • Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mayor Jacob Beame -- Oct. 20, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8456
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Maharishi -- Oct. 13, 1975


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

Bring On The Empty Horses

By: David Niven

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.

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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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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

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By: John Kenneth Galbraith

Combines a history of money and monetary institutions, with an analysis of money's changing role in the sum total of economic analysis and policy.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game


Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

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