Tuesday 9 March 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Thor Halvorssen Mendoza and Frédéric Mazzella.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons.
In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits.
Robin and Marian, directed by Richard Lester, 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 Loriot.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Heavyweight Champ.
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Which were the important events of 9 March 1976 ?
- Saint Frances of Rome.
- Belize - Baron Bliss Day.
- Saint Gregory of Nyssa
- Thor Halvorssen Mendoza: Venezuelan human rights activist.
- Frédéric Mazzella: French entrepreneur, he founded "Comuto" (becoming "BlaBlacar"), a carpooling Company, in 2006.
- Yamila Diaz-Rahi: Argentinian model and actress.
- Ben Mulroney: Canadian journalist and game show host.
- 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
- First female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy.
- Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
- A cable-car disaster in Cavalese, Italy leaves 42 dead.
- March 11 – Two coal mine explosions claim 26 lives at the Blue Diamond Coal Co. Scotia Mine in Letcher County, Kentucky.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- Eric Carmen - All By Myself
- The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)
- Eagles - Take It To The Limit
- Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
- Captain and Tennille - Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
- Nazareth - Love Hurts
- Rufus - Sweet Thing
- Junk Food Junkie (Live) - Larry Groce
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