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Tuesday 26 October 1976

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lyrical and Miikka Kiprusoff. 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. Alice Sweet Alice, directed by Alfred Sole, 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 Death Race or Outlaw.
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 ?

Alice Sweet Alice

Directed by: Alfred Sole

Starring: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard

Country: United States

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Assault on Precinct 13

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer

Country: United States

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray

Country: United States

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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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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 26 October 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
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Facts:
  • Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
  • Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Actress Jessica Lange in remake of 'King Kong'.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8508
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Oct. 18, 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 ?

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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