Friday 11 June 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Scott Guyton and Gran Naniwa.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings.
In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Midway, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Jacksons.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Indy 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 June 1976 ?
- Scott Guyton: Tokoroa, New Zealand -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- Gran Naniwa: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Reiko Tosa: Japanese runner.
- Jim Konstanty: baseball player (National League Most Valuable Player 1950).
- Magnificent Marble Machine, last airs on NBC-TV
- Anti-apartheid advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza arrested in South Africa
- Australian band AC / DC begin their 1st headline tour of Britain
- Beatles Rock & Roll Music LP is released in USA
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Pratt and McClain - Happy Days
- Henry Gross - Shannon
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile
- Captain and Tennille - Shop Around
- More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection
- The Rolling Stones - Fool To Cry
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