Saturday 14 February 1976, Valentine's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Big Smo and Liv Kristine.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon.
In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons 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 Starship 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1976 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Big Smo: Rapper.
- Liv Kristine: Norwegian singer-songwriter (Leaves' Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy).
- Erica Leerhsen: American actress and producer.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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
- Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
- Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman
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