Tuesday August 26, 1975

US date format: 8/26/1975, UK date format: 26/8/1975

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Morgan Ensberg and Shea Seals. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Get Down Tonight by K.C and the Sunshine Band. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, directed by John Trent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner 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 Destruction Derby or pedit5.
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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Directed by: John Trent

Starring: Anthony Newley, Stefanie Powers, Isaac Hayes, Lloyd Bochner

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

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

Shades of Greene

Shades of Greene

Match Game PM

Match Game PM

Days to next August 26

If August 26, 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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Books

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Theresa

How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin

How The Good Guys Finally Won

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192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. The Viking Press (ISBN 0670382078). 1975 stated first.

The Boat by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

The Boat

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Autumn 1941. A U-boat is on a hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic, but the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans.

Circus by Alistair MacLean

Circus

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Reissue of the classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the world’s greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress, from the acclaimed master of action and

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man

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The Ascent of Man

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Destruction Derby

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Pursuit

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Gun Fight

Gun Fight

Platform: Arcade, Bally Astrocade, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore 128

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; EU Taito; NA Midway


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