Back when Ronald Reagan was most famous for being the 33rd Governor of California, A look back at 1975

In 1975:

Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac,

Wheel of Fortune debuted,

Space Mountain opened at the Magic Kingdom,

Margaret Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party,

Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico,

The Vietnam War ended with the Fall of Saigon,

Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb Mount Everest,

Cape Verde, Comoros, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, and East Timor became independent countries,

Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing,

Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC,

The Louisiana Superdome opened,

Manson follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore each attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford,

Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first US-born Roman Catholic saint,

Patty Hearst was arrested for her involvement with the Symbionese Liberation Army,

Fawlty Towers premiered on British television,

Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning home run propeled the Boston Red Sox to a win in game 6 of the World Series, but the Red would go on to win the Series,

The Sex Pistols played their first gig and Iron Maiden was formed.

Danica McKeller, Bradley Cooper, Sara Gilbert, Big Boi, Natalie Imbruglia, Drew Barrymore, Chelsea Handler, Eva Longoria,, Fergie, Zach Braff, Tiki Barber, Johnny Galecki, David Beckham, Enrique Iglesias, Ray Lewis, Andre 3000, Daniel Tosh, Russel Brand, Angelina Jolie, 50 Cent, Jack White, Judy Greer, Alex Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Michael Bublé, Jimmie Johnson, Jason Sudekis, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Tara Reid, David Ortiz, Dierks Bientley, and Tiger Woods were born,

While P.G. Wodehouse, George Stevens, Susan Hayward, Aristotle Onassis, Fredric March, Ozzie Nelson, Rod Serling, Casey Stengel, and Francisco Franco died.

These are my top ten films released in 1975:

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A visit with the master

Bergman's Island

Bergman’s Island (2004)

Few directors consistently speak to me as deeply as Ingmar Bergman.

In this fascinating documentary, Marie Nyeröd visits the famed director at his home on the small Swedish island of Fårö to discuss his process, his most famous films, and his notorious relationships with women.

This is the equivalent of an interview with an aging, wistful Picasso or da Vinci, a master artist looking back and enlightening us once again.