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Saturday 17 April 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nadine Thomas and Ana Geislerova. 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 The Amazing Maze Game or Colossal Cave Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Stay Hungry

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Country: United States

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Family Plot

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris

Country: United States

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Sparkle

Directed by: Sam O'Steen

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee

Country: United States

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Schulmädchen-Report 8: Was Eltern nie erfahren dürfen

Directed by: Ernst Hofbauer

Starring: Wolf Ackva, Puppa Armbruster, Sandra Atia

Country: United States

The Bad News Bears

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Live from Lincoln Center

Starring: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Country: United States

The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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Kizzy

Starring: Vanessa Furst, Anne Ridler, Melissa Docker, John Welsh

Country: United Kingdom

Popi

Written by: Lester Pine, Tina Pine

Starring: Hector Elizondo, Anthony Perez, Dennis Vasquez, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nadine Thomas: Miss Jamaica-Universe (1997).
  • Ana Geislerova: Czech actress.
  • Maïwenn : French actress and director, daughter of French-Algerian actress Catherine Belkhodja and Patrick Le Besco (Breton of Vietnamese descent), she starred in several films as a child and teenage actress.
  • Sizzla : Jamaican rapper.
  • Anna Geislerová: Czech actress.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1976?

  • Time: A Moslem soldier standing beside slain Christian militiaman
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8480
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pornography -- Apr. 5, 1976

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Curtain

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A magnificent biographical novel of Henry and Sophia Schlieman- the epic of a man and woman, their shining love for each other, and how, together, they broke through every barrier to turn an incredible dream into an immortal triumph.

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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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The Choirboys

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap–each has his horror story, his bad dream, ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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