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Wednesday 27 August 1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bjorn Gelotte and Jonny Moseley. 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. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Boat by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Didn't Know You Cared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi-way or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

I Didn't Know You Cared

Written by: Peter Tinniswood

Starring: Robin Bailey, John Comer, Liz Smith, Deirdre Costello

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Almost Anything Goes

Starring: Charlie Jones, Regis Philbin, Sam Riddle

Country: United States

Kommissariat IX

Starring: Edgar Ott, Klaus Tiedemann, Herbert Steinmetz, Walter Riss

Joey & Dad

Starring: Joey Heatherton, Ray Heatherton, Pat Paulsen

Country: United States

Ben Hall

Starring: Jon Finch

Country: Australia

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Land That Time Forgot

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon

Country: United States

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Farewell, My Lovely

Directed by: Dick Richards

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland

Country: United States

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Rollerball

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams

Country: United States

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Cooley High

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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

Country: United States

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Jaws

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bjorn Gelotte: Swedish guitarplayer, In Flames.
  • Jonny Moseley: Puerto Rican skier, Gold in the Freestyle in Nagano.
  • Bodie Olmos: American noted family, the son of actor Edward James Olmos and his wife, Kaija.
  • Florence Rey: French homicide, the killer of four people after a theft.
  • Blake Adams: American golfer.
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Facts:
  • 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world.
  • The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Israeli leader Itzhak Rabin, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger & Egyptian President Anwar
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8448
  • Time: Charles O. Finley

Books

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

The Boat

By: Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

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.

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Shogun

By: James Clavell

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

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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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Circus

By: Alistair MacLean

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

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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Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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