Sunday 5 December 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Amy Acker and Xavier Garbajosa.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits.
Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy, directed by Bud Townsend, 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 Colossal Cave Adventure or Sea Wolf.
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Which were the important events of 5 December 1976 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Amy Acker: American actress.
- Xavier Garbajosa: French rugby union footballer.
- Sachiko Kokubu: Japanese actress and model.
- Rachel Komisarz: American swimmer and coach.
- Alisa Mizuki: Japanese actress singer and model.
- Buffalo Bill's OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards.
- The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan's resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
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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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