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Sunday 24 October 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yanda Nossiter and Joakim Natterqvist. 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 Breakout or Sprint 2.
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 24 October 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st Jewish film and TV festival
  • 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10

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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 ?

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation


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