Monday 5 January 1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Diego Tristan and Shintarō Asanuma.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Convoy by C. W. McCall.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching When the Boat Comes In.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Fonz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1976 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Diego Tristan: Spanish footballer.
- Shintarō Asanuma: Japanese voice actor and singer.
- Diego Tristán: Spanish footballer.
- Matt Wachter: American bass player (Thirty Seconds to Mars and Angels & Airwaves).
- MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
- Cambodia is renamed the Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge.
- Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
- The Pol Pot regime proclaims a new constitution for Democratic Kampuchea.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- C. W. McCall - Convoy
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
- Sweet - Fox On The Run
- The O'Jays - I Love Music (Part 1)
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - That's The Way (I Like It)
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- Paul Anka - Times Of Your Life
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