Friday 2 April 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Christophe Sarnin and Thierry Lincou.
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.
Family Plot, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stormskärs Maja.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sprint 2 or Breakout.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 2 April 1976 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Jean-Christophe Sarnin: French breaststroke swimmer, who represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.
- Thierry Lincou: French squash player, he was ranked N°1 in 2004 after winning the world title.
- Rory Sabbatini: South African golfer.
- Lucy Diakovska
- Zane Lamprey: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Aaron Lohr: American actor and singer.
- Daisuke Namikawa: Japanese voice actor.
- Pattie Mallette: Family Member.
- Andreas Anastasopoulos: Greek shot putter.
- Geneva Cruz: Filipino singer and actress (Smokey Mountain).
- Ray Teal: Actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74.
- Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier
- Portuguese constitution assumed.
- Norodom Sihanouk is forced to resign as Head of State of Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot and is placed under house arrest.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
- Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
- Captain and Tennille - Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
- Rufus - Sweet Thing
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- Aerosmith - Dream On
- The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- Bay City Rollers - Money Honey
- David Bowie - Golden Years
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