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Friday 31 October 1975, Halloween

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carla Boyd and Jagan Hames. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Island Girl by Elton John. In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Money by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sneak Previews. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pursuit or Steeplechase.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fawlty Towers

Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ellery Queen

Written by: Richard Levinson, William Link

Starring: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe

Country: United States

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Lisztomania

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas

Country: United States

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Hard Times

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland

Country: United States

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Black Moon

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart

Country: United States

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1975 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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Facts:
  • Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bruce Springsteen -- Oct. 27, 1975
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8457
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mayor Jacob Beame -- Oct. 20, 1975

Books

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

Money

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

Combines a history of money and monetary institutions, with an analysis of money's changing role in the sum total of economic analysis and policy.

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Power!

By: Michael Korda

The strategy of raises; Get more for those under you and over your, and your raise is almost inevitable. How to work a miracle, Creeping helplessness, Why office parties are necessary,

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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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The Great Railway Bazaar

By: Paul Theroux

First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling military shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Shark Jaws

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horror

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pedit5

pedit5

Platform: PLATO network

Genre: Dungeon Crawl, RPG

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

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