Friday July 02, 1976

US date format: 7/2/1976, UK date format: 2/7/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 2, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Erin Burnett and Tomáš Vokoun. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream by Doris Kearns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Orde Wingate. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Night Driver.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.

Events

  • 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
  • Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam
  • US Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual.
  • Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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Movies

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson

Gus

Gus

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway

Cannonball!

Cannonball!

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham

The Return of a Man Called Horse

The Return of a Man Called Horse

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

Black Heat

Black Heat

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Jana Bellan, Geoffrey Land

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TV Series

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Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Saramandaia

Saramandaia

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Bluey

Bluey

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Starring: Lucky Grills, Gerda Nicolson, John Diedrich, Ken Goodlet

Country: Australia

Family Feud

Family Feud

Days to next July 02

If July 02, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 2 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror

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The Canfield Decision by Spiro T. Agnew

The Canfield Decision

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This book is about a Vice President who was "destroyed by his own ambition."

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place

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Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

F-1

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz


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