Thursday 29 January 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ilmira Shamsutdinova and Belle Perez.
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 Barricade or Death Race.
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Which were the important events of 29 January 1976 ?
- Ilmira Shamsutdinova: Miss Universe - Russia / best costume (1996).
- Belle Perez: World Music Singer.
- Chris Castle: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Charles Divins: American model and actor.
- Karsten Kroon: Dutch cyclist.
- Michael Gwynn: Actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59.
- Zeiss planetarium in Hague, Netherlands, destroyed by fire.
- Twelve Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs explode in the West End of London.
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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