Wednesday February 26, 1975

US date format: 2/26/1975, UK date format: 26/2/1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Virginie Hocq and Alexander Bocharov. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by Eagles. In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits. The Prisoner of Second Avenue, directed by Melvin Frank, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Showdown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Panther.
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Directed by: Melvin Frank

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks, Elizabeth Wilson

The Great Waldo Pepper

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon

The Master of Ballantrae

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Funny Lady

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall

Rancho Deluxe

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Clifton James

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 26, 1975?


    Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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    Events

  • Night... Made America Famous opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances

TV Series

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

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We'll Get By

Ach, du dickes Ei!

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Books

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

A Bridge Too Far

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

The Dogs Of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

The Memory Book

By: Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

Harlequin

By: Morris West

Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Panther

Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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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