Friday 14 May 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Terrance Cauthen and Martine McCutcheon.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers.
In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, 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 Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Stunt Cycle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 May 1976 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Terrance Cauthen: Trenton, New Jersey -- Lightweight boxer (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Martine McCutcheon: British actress, a twenty-something soap star in "EastEnders," playing the role of Tiffany, before she left the show in 1999 and moved into singing and stage work.
- Hunter Burgan: American bass player (AFI The Force and The Frisk).
- Brian Lawrence: American baseball player and coach.
- Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
- Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Sylvers - Boogie Fever
- John Sebastian - Welcome Back
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- Pratt and McClain - Happy Days
- Henry Gross - Shannon
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