Monday 26 January 1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Byrne and Willie Adler.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
while Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lost Islands.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Quiz Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1976 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Paul Byrne: Australian 800m runner (Olympics-1996).
- Willie Adler: American guitar player.
- Yasmine Belmadi: French actor, who appeared in 13 films.
- Gilles Marini: TV Actor.
- Tye Tribbett: Gospel Singer.
- Hitomi : Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
- Joao Branco Nuncio: Portuguese Bullfighter (Born 1901).
- 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
- NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
- Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon.
- Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- The O'Jays - I Love Music (Part 1)
- C. W. McCall - Convoy
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song
- Paul Anka - Times Of Your Life
- David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love
- Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Sailor - Glass Of Champagne
- Abba - Mamma Mia
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- In Dulce Jubilo / On Horseback - Mike Oldfield
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