Sunday 22 February 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Faan Rautenbach and Didier Sevele.
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 Salas u Malom Ritu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Night Driver.
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1976 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Faan Rautenbach: South African rugby player.
- Didier Sevele: French murderer who pushed a man under a train while the man was waiting on the platform at Rambuteau station on line 11 of the Paris Métro at 7:30pm on 31 January 2005.
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.
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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