Thursday 17 June 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Scott Adkins and Sven Nys.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings.
In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, 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 Power Without Glory.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Outlaw.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1976 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Scott Adkins: English actor.
- Sven Nys: Belgian cyclo-cross rider.
- Keisuke Ogihara: Japanese rapper (Rip Slyme).
- ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
- Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
- Hundreds of Western tourists are moved from Beirut and taken to safety in Syria by the U.S. military, following the murder of the U.S. ambassador.
- General elections are held in Italy.
- Czechoslovakia beats West Germany 5–3 on penalties to win Euro 76, when the game had ended 2–2 after extra time.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile
- Henry Gross - Shannon
- Captain and Tennille - Shop Around
- More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
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