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Thursday 26 June 1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul Phillips and Marie-Nicole Lemieux. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain and Tennille. In UK Whispering Grass by Windsor Davies & Don Estelle was in the top 5 hits. Anita: Swedish Nymphet, directed by Torgny Wickman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Shark Jaws or Steeplechase.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris

Country: United States

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Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley

Country: United States

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Night Moves

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Terry Nation

Starring: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Barney Miller

Written by: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker

Starring: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Country: United States

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The Sweeney

Written by: Ian Kennedy Martin

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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Edward the King

Starring: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan, Felicity Kendal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1975 ?

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
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Famous Deaths:
  • Cher divorces Sonny Bono
  • Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency.
  • Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

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

  • Time: Scene from 'Jaws'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8439
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Margaux Hemingway -- June 16, 1975


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

Conversations With Kennedy

By: Benjamin C. Bradlee

"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].

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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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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

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How The Good Guys Finally Won

By: Jimmy Breslin

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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