Friday December 26, 1975

US date format: 12/26/1975, UK date format: 26/12/1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcelo Ríos and Charles Perrière. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Chhoti Si Baat, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Memoirs by Tennessee Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching When the Boat Comes In. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Teenage Seductress

Directed by: Chris Warfield

Starring: Sondra Currie, Chris Warfield, Elizabeth Saxon, John Trujillo

Breakheart Pass

Directed by: Tom Gries

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

The Hindenburg

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes


Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 26, 1975?


  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
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  • The Tupolev Tu-144 goes into service in Soviet Union.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Directed by: David Reynolds

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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


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


By: Tennessee Williams

For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places,


By: Billy Graham

Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

The Choirboys

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap–each has his horror story, his bad dream, …

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

By: Judith Rossner

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

In The Beginning

By: Chaim Potok

David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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