Tuesday 13 January 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vaclav Batlik in Costa Mesa and Steeve Deshayes.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow.
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 Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Popi.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breakout or Heavyweight Champ.
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Which were the important events of 13 January 1976 ?
- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Vaclav Batlik in Costa Mesa: California; canoe (alternate-Olympics-1996).
- Steeve Deshayes: French race horse trainer and former jockey.
- Sarah Pryor: American homicide victim, murdered 10/19/1996 about 5:00 PM in Wayland, MA.
- Hannah Fox: Stage Actress.
- Michael Pena: American actor.
- Bic Runga: New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Tania Vicent: Canadian short track speed skater
- Mario Yepes: Colombian footballer
- Margaret Leighton: British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at age 53.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
- C. W. McCall - Convoy
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- Sweet - Fox On The Run
- The O'Jays - I Love Music (Part 1)
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Paul Anka - Times Of Your Life
- David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love
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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