Saturday 7 February 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdottir and Terry Battle.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, 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 The Lost Islands.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 February 1976 ?
- Blessed Eugenia Smet (d.1871)
- Independence Day in Grenada (1974).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mulk (Dominion) - First day of the 18th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan (2005).
- Saints Paul Miki and his 25 companians (d. Nagasaki, 1597)
- Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdottir: Miss Universe - Iceland (1996).
- Terry Battle: running back (Detroit Lions).
- Sreto Ristic: German soccer player.
- Kelly Choi: Korean-American TV hostess of Top Chef Masters.
- Mark Sanford: American basketball player and coach, he played forward guard for the Miami Heat (1997-1998), Sacramento Kings (1999-2000), and New Jersey Nets (2002–2003).
- FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn NY)
- Darryl Sittler, Toronto Maple Leafs, sets NHL record with ten points in a game.
- US Federal Communications Commission raids and shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn, New York).
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- Paul Anka - Times Of Your Life
- Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
- C. W. McCall - Convoy
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Sailor - Glass Of Champagne
- Abba - Mamma Mia
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- In Dulce Jubilo / On Horseback - Mike Oldfield
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