Thursday December 02, 1976

US date format: 12/2/1976, UK date format: 2/12/1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 2, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Masafumi Goto and Jennifer Robinson. 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 Pink Panther Strikes Again, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Storm Warning by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Brady Bunch Variety Hour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fonz or Stunt Cycle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Country: United States of America

The Little Mermaid

Directed by: Vladimir Bychkov

Starring: Viktoriya Novikova, Valentin Nikulin, Galina Artyomova, Yuri Senkevich

A Star Is Born

Directed by: Frank Pierson

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Henry Jaglom

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Taryn Power, Dean Stockwell, Topo Swope

The Cassandra Crossing

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 02, 1976?


  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana


  • Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1976?


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

Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland--and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.


By: Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

Adolf Hitler

By: John Toland

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose


By: Leon Uris

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 …

Blue Skies, No Candy

By: Gael Greene

“A caviar and foie gras freefall of uninhibited, delicious and tantalizing sex.”--Toronto Globe.Not Since Henry Miller has a book about sex caused such a furor.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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