Sunday 30 May 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Omri Hairi Katz in Los Angeles and Rasho Nesterovic.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Love Hangover by Diana Ross.
In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, 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 Kapetan Mikula Mali.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Night Driver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 May 1976 ?
- Saint Reinhilde
- Peru ? National Potato Day .
- United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
- Saint Ferdinand III
- Saint Gabinus
- Saint Jeanne d'Arc
- Trinidad and Tobago ? Indian Arrival Day(National Holiday).
- Omri Hairi Katz in Los Angeles: California; actor (Marshall Teller - Eerie Indiana).
- Rasho Nesterovic: Slovenian basketball player.
- Leonel de Peralta: Cuban-American activist.
- Radoslav Nesterović: Slovenian-Greek basketball player.
- Magnus Norman: Swedish tennis player and coach.
- Margaret Okayo: Kenyan athlete
- Max Carey: American baseball player and manager (d. 1976).
- 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt.
- Bobby Unser sets world record for the fastest pit stop (4 seconds).
- Indianapolis 500-Mile Race: Johnny Rutherford wins the (rain-shortened) shortest race in event history to date, at 102 laps or 255 miles (408ampnbspkm).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
- Pratt and McClain - Happy Days
- John Sebastian - Welcome Back
- Henry Gross - Shannon
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile
- Barry Manilow - Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again
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