August 16th, 1975, was a Saturday. It was day 228 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.
45 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since August 16th, 1975.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1975.
The movie "Jaws" was at the top of the box office on August 16th, 1975.
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In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.
In 1975, the best soccer players were Oleg Blokhin, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Berti Vogts, Sepp Maier, Ruud Geels, Jupp Heynckes, Paul Breitner, Colin Todd and Dudu Georgescu.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.
"Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins won a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.
Movies released in 1975 included Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Shampoo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Funny Lady, The Apple Dumpling Gang, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose", The Other Side of the Mountain, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Death Race 2000.
"American women" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1975. This cover symbolized the new consciousness of women and their changing roles in American society.
Billboard-topping music artists in 1975 included The Eagles, The Elton John Band, Glen Campbell, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Minnie Riperton, The Bee Gees and Freddy Fender.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.
Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
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Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on August 16th, 1975.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1975.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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