Wednesday 1 December 1976
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Laura Ling and Matthew Shepard.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
In UK If You Leave Me Now by Chicago was in the top 5 hits.
Silver Streak, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Outsiders.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Indy 4.
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1976 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Laura Ling: American journalist, sister of Lisa Ling.
- Matthew Shepard: American white male, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student, the victim of the lowest level of brutal bigotry.
- Dean O'Gorman: Movie Actor.
- Tomasz Adamek: Polish boxer.
- Evangelos Sklavos: Greek basketball player.
- Angola admitted to United Nations.
- Sex Pistols use profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks".
- Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- KISS - Beth
- Boston - More Than A Feeling
- Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. - Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless)
- Firefall - You Are The Woman
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