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Tuesday 29 April 1975

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Macready and Eric Koston. 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 Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman 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 Gun Fight or Jet Fighter.
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 ?

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 months ?

Death Race 2000

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth

Country: United States

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Capone

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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Tommy

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • William Craig Nystul: US Marine Corp Captain, one of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam.
  • Darwin Judge: US Marine Corp-corporal, one of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam.
  • Michael John Shea: US Marine Corp-Lieutenant/pilot, one of last soldiers killed in Vietnam.
  • Charles McMahon Jr: US US Marine Corp lance corporal, killed in Vietnam.
Facts:
  • Ethiopia nationalizes all ground / earth
  • Flyers 4-Isles 0 - Semifinals - Flyers hold 1-0 lead

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Strictly Speaking

By: Edwin Newman

. 1974, 205pp

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All Things Bright And Beautiful

By: James Herriot

Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

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The Bermuda Triangle

By: Charles Berlitz

Bermuda Triangle

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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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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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Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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