Thursday April 01, 1976

US date format: 4/1/1976, UK date format: 1/4/1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 1, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Clarence Seedorf and John Elkann. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits. The River Niger, directed by Krishna Shah, 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 Battle of the Sexes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Indy 4.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Waleric
  • Saint Hugh of Grenoble
  • Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
  • India - Start of financial year.
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Events

  • Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
  • Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak incorporate the Apple Computer Company, on April Fool's Day.
  • Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S..
  • The Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.

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The River Niger

The River Niger

Directed by: Krishna Shah

Starring: Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Glynn Turman

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Country: United States of America

Caddie

Caddie

Directed by: Donald Crombie

Starring: Helen Morse, Takis Emmanuel, Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

Directed by: Melvin Frank

Starring: George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Conrad Janis, Thayer David

TV Series

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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Directed by: Valerie Faris

Freiwillige Feuerwehr

Freiwillige Feuerwehr

Chôdenji robo Kon-Batorâ bui

Chôdenji robo Kon-Batorâ bui

Break the Bank

Break the Bank

John Macnab

John Macnab

Days to next April 01

If April 01, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum

The Gemini Contenders

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Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime

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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.

The Russians by Hedrick Smith

The Russians

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Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

In The Beginning by Chaim Potok

In The Beginning

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David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Breakout

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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