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Thursday 17 June 1976

1976-06-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Murder by Death

Directed by: Robert Moore

Starring: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers

Country: United States

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Logan's Run

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan

Country: United States

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Midway

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn

Country: United States

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Silent Movie

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Standing Room Only

Starring: Frank Langella, Red Skelton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Susan Clark

Country: United States

The Jacksons

Starring: Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson

Country: United States

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The Ghosts of Motley Hall

Starring: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Country: United Kingdom

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 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.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Enrico Berlinguer -- June 14, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8489
  • Time: West Point Military Academy honor system scandal

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

The Greek Treasure

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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

Barricade

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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