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Wednesday 20 October 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reidel Anthony and Tom Wisniewski. In that special week of October people in US were listening to If You Leave Me Now by Chicago. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 Candy Candy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Heavyweight Champ.
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 ?

Car Wash

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus

Country: United States

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Marathon Man

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Country: United States

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Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin, Svetlana Danilchenko

Country: United States

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Ossessione

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani

Country: United States

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In the Realm of the Senses

Directed by: Nagisa shima

Starring: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima

Country: United States

TV Series

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

That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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Spencer's Pilots

Written by: Alvin Sapinsley, Larry Rosen

Starring: Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, Gene Evans, Margie Impert

Country: United States

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom

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Hot Fudge Show

Starring: Ron Coden, Arte Johnson, Larry Santos

Country: United States

In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Reidel Anthony: Wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
  • Tom Wisniewski: American guitarist (MxPx).
  • Mohammad Khan: British alleged terrorist, implicated by Scotland Yard as one of the suicide bombers who detonated explosives on the London underground on July 7, 2005.
  • Arban Severin: American composer, musician and film actress.
  • Nikolaos Bacharidis: Greek footballer.
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Facts:
  • 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • New York Nets' Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Oct. 18, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8507
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ian Smith -- Oct. 11, 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 ?

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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