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Thursday January 1, 1976, NewYear’s Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 1, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chai Jing and Monica Mullaly. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Afonya, directed by Georgiy Daneliya, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while My Life by Golda Meir was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wonder Woman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Outlaw.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Evgeniya Simonova, Evgeniy Leonov, Saveliy Kramarov

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Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino, Godfrey Cambridge

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Inn of the Damned

Directed by: Terry Bourke

Starring: Judith Anderson, Alex Cord, Michael Craig, Joseph Fürst

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Posse from Heaven

Directed by: Phillip Pine

Starring: Todd Compton, Fanne Foxe, Ward Wood, Rod Roddy

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

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State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

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When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

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A fondo

Starring: Joaquín Soler Serrano

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
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  • Musical Jubilee closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • NBC replaces the peacock logo
  • Venezuela nationalizes oil fields.
  • Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall.
  • NBC Television replaces the 20-year old 'peacock' logo with a new abstract capital "N".

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 01, 1976 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1976 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine - Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills
  3. Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
  4. Sailor - Glass Of Champagne
  5. Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again / The Twist


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

My Life

By: Golda Meir

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The Ascent Of Man

By: J. Bronowski

The Ascent of Man

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In The Beginning

By: Chaim Potok

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.

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The Age Of Napoleon

By: Will and Ariel Durant

The Age of Napoleon surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter



Genre: Turn-based strategy

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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