Thursday February 27, 1975

US date format: 2/27/1975, UK date format: 27/2/1975

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 27, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Christopher B Landon and Marcus Robinson. 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. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, directed by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while The Bankers by Martin Mayer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Big Showdown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hi-way or Doctor Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Saint Antigone
  • Saint Leander
  • First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
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Events

  • CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin.
  • US House of Representatives pass US$21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill.
  • The Movement 2 June kidnaps West German politician Peter Lorenz. He is released on March 4 after most of the kidnappers' demands are met.
  • A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Directed by: Melvin Frank

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

The Great Waldo Pepper

The Great Waldo Pepper

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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

The Master of Ballantrae

The Master of Ballantrae

Directed by: William Keighley

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

Funny Lady

Funny Lady

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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

TV Series

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The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Directed by: Wong Tin Lam

The Sweeney

The Sweeney

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Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We'll Get By

We'll Get By

Ach, du dickes Ei!

Ach, du dickes Ei!

McCoy

McCoy

Days to next February 27

If February 27, 1975 is your birthday you're 45 years, 6 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Bankers by Martin Mayer

The Bankers

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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

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

The Ebony Tower by John Fowles

The Ebony Tower

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The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jet Fighter

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

Hi-way

Hi-way

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG


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