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Monday 28 April 1975

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Martin Lewis and Michael Walchhofer. In that special week of April people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, 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 Girls of Slender Means. If you liked videogames you were probably playing dnd or Panther.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Death Race 2000

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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The Passenger

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre

Country: United States

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Escape to Witch Mountain

Directed by: John Hough

Starring: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed

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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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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The Shari Show

Written by: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 April 1975 ?

  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
  • Luchesius
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Lennon appears on Tonight andRingo on Smother Brothers
  • South-Vietnam General Duong Van Minh sworn in as President till April 30
  • General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmy Connors -- Apr. 28, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8431
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Apr. 21, 1975


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

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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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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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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Something Happened

By: Joseph Heller

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game


Platform: PLATO System

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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