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Sunday 26 December 1976

1976-12-26

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. Voyage of the Damned, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
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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 ?

Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant

Country: United States

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The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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Freaky Friday

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: Frank Pierson

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Ludwig

Starring: Jon Glover

Country: United Kingdom

Wildlife on One

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

International Festival of Animation

Starring: Jean Marsh

Country: United States

Captain Cosmic and 2T2

Starring: Bob Wilkins

Country: United States

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The Phoenix and the Carpet

Starring: Jane Forster, Max Harris, Tamzin Neville, Gary Russell

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lea De Mae: Czech porn actress and model (d. 2004).
  • Nadia Litz: Canadian actress and director.
  • Simon Goodwin: Australian sportsman, a retired professional Australian rules footballer, a former dual premiership player for the Adelaide Crows, a multi-time All-Australian player, a former captain of the Adelaide Crows and the senior assistant coach of the Essendon Football Club.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Philip A Hart: American politician (Senator-Democrat-Michigan), dies at age 64.
Facts:
  • Music Is closes at St. James Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: On cover: as drawings: Jordan, Mondale and Carter. As photos: Bergland, Jordan, Califano, Blumentha
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8516
  • Time: Bodyguard Gordon Margulis placing the emaciated Howard Hughes aboard a jet ambulance for his last fl

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 ?

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter


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