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Friday 29 August 1975

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dante Basco and Juan Diego Botto. 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 Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chto? Gde? Kogda?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun Fight or Pursuit.
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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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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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Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Chto? Gde? Kogda?

Starring: Boris Kryuk, Aleksandr Maslyakov, Vladimir Voroshilov

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1975 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming fourth brightest in sky.

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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


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

The Ascent Of Man

By: J. Bronowski

The Ascent of Man

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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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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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Without Feathers

By: Woody Allen

Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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Crash 'N Score

Crash 'N Score

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

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