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Monday 26 May 1975

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Lindsey Donaldson in Dunedin and Lauryn Hill. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Before The Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Wicker Man, directed by Robin Hardy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while A Month Of Sundays by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cash and Company. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or Shark Jaws.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Survivors

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wicker Man

Directed by: Robin Hardy

Starring: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento

Country: United States

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The Wind and the Lion

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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The Eiger Sanction

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

Country: United States

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The Return of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell

Country: United States

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French Connection II

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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Facts:
  • Tennis game in the Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Mayaguez Incident' in which an American vessel was seized by Cambodia forces prompting a furious U.S
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8435
  • Time: Ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Books

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

A Month Of Sundays

By: John Updike

In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace.

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Here At The New Yorker

By: Brendan Gill

For over sixty years Brendan Gill has been a contented inmate of the singular institution known as the New Yorker. This affectionate account of the magazine, long known as a home

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Helter Skelter

By: Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

1976 Bantam Books, 28th Printing; Helter Skelter; by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry; Includes 64 pages of "chilling" black and white photographs.

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The Bankers

By: Martin Mayer

The sequel to The Bankers explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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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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Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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