Wednesday 17 March 1976, St. Patrick's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alvaro Recoba and Ludovic Martin.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons.
In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits.
The Image, directed by Radley Metzger, 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 Izgori, za da svetish.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Stunt Cycle.
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1976 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Alvaro Recoba: Uruguayan footballer.
- Ludovic Martin: French cyclist, who was in the 2004 Tour de France and finished 119th.
- Brittany Daniel: American actress.
- Cynthia Daniel: American actress and photographer.
- Scott Downs: American baseball player.
- Stephen Gately: Irish singer-songwriter dancer and actor (Boyzone) (d. 2009)
- Roxanne Hall: English porn actress
- Álvaro Recoba: Uruguayan footballer
- Luchino Visconti di Modrone: It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69.
- Rubin Hurricane Carter is retried
- Malikov skates world record 1000 metre (1:15.76).
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- Eric Carmen - All By Myself
- Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
- Eagles - Take It To The Limit
- Captain and Tennille - Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)
- Rufus - Sweet Thing
- Aerosmith - Dream On
- Junk Food Junkie (Live) - Larry Groce
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
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