Tuesday 17 February 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Scott Williamson and Kelly Carlson.
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 Death Race or Heavyweight Champ.
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Which were the important events of 17 February 1976 ?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Scott Williamson: American baseball player.
- Kelly Carlson: American actress.
- William Roussel: French singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mütiilation).
- Spectacular Bid: American racehorse (d. 2003).
- Rockabye Hamlet opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
- Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau).
- Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 versus India, his first match-winning spell.
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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
- Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Eric Carmen - All By Myself
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
- Eagles - Take It To The Limit
- Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman
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