Friday 16 April 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lukas Haas in West Hollywood and Laurent Leroy.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor.
In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits.
Stay Hungry, directed by Bob Rafelson, 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 90 Minutes Live.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or Quiz Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1976 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Lukas Haas in West Hollywood: California; actor (Mars Attacks, Lady in White, Witness, Music Box, Testament, Leap of Faith).
- Laurent Leroy: French soccer player, who played at senior level from 1993 to 2007.
- Doriane Vidal: French snowboarder and Olympic medalist.
- Kelli O'hara: Stage Actress.
- Mandy Teefey: Family Member.
- Phil Baroni: American mixed martial artist and wrestler
- Robert Dahlqvist: Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hellacopters Dundertåget and Thunder Express)
- Lukas Haas: American actor pianist drummer and composer
- Dan Kellner: American fencer
- David Lyons: Australian actor
- Shu Qi: Taiwanese actress and singer
- As a measure to curb population growth, the minimum age for marriage in India is raised to 21 years for men and 18 years for women.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
- Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- Captain and Tennille - Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- The Sylvers - Boogie Fever
- Dr. Hook - Only Sixteen
- Commodores - Sweet Love
- Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
- Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
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