Friday 31 December 1976, NewYear’s Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Kerry and Luís Carreira.
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.
The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, 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 Zur See.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or F-1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1976 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Vanessa Kerry: American noted family, the second of two daughters of Senator John Forbes Kerry.
- Luís Carreira: Portuguese motorcycle racer (d. 2012).
- Matthew Hoggard: English cricketer.
- Craig Reucassel: Australian comedian actor and screenwriter.
- The Cars played their 1st gig
- TV soap Somerset ends 6 year run
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Boston - More Than A Feeling
- Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
- Stevie Wonder - I Wish
- Brick - Dazz
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- Engelbert Humperdinck - After The Lovin'
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