Friday 16 January 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Trisha Stillwell Miss Oklahoma-USA (1997 and Martina Moravcova.
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 Kizzy.
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 16 January 1976 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Trisha Stillwell Miss Oklahoma-USA (1997: top 10).
- Martina Moravcova: Slovak female swimmer.
- Oxana Kalemi: Ukrainian writer, who was kidnapped by sex traffickers and sold across Europe, until she could break free, later campaigning against sex trafficking.
- Viktor Maslov: Russian race car driver.
- Martina Moravcová: Slovak swimmer.
- Donny & Marie Osmond musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
- Peter Frampton released platinum live album Frampton Comes Alive
- The trial against jailed members of the Red Army Faction begins in Stuttgart, West Germany.
- Full diplomatic relations are established between Bangladesh and Pakistan 5 years after the Bangladesh Liberation War.
- The Scottish Labour Party is formed.
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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