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Saturday 3 April 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Escudé and Will Mellor. 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 In The Beginning by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stormskärs Maja. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or Fonz.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Family Plot

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris

Country: United States

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Directed by: Sam O'Steen

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee

Country: United States

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The Bad News Bears

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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Robin and Marian

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Stormskärs Maja

Starring: Rose-Marie Rosenback, Leif Sundberg

Country: Finland

Izgori, za da svetish

Written by: Anton Donchev

Directed by: Nedelcho Chernev

Starring: Kosta Tsonev, Tzvetana Maneva, Aleksey Batalov, Georgi Cherkelov


Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Heinz Meier, Evelyn Hamann, Bruno W. Pannek

Salas u Malom Ritu

Starring: Slavko Stimac, Miroljub Leso, Dragan Mirkovic, Miomir Petrovic

The Lost Islands

Starring: Jane Vallis, Robert Edgington, Amanda Ma, Chris Benaud

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 April 1976 ?

  • Saint Sixtus I
  • Saint Agape (died 304)
  • Saint Richard (d.1253)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nicolas Escudé: French professional tennis player, winning Davis Cup for France in 2001 (defeating Leyton Hewitt).
  • Will Mellor: English actor.
  • Keith Closs: NBA center (Los Angeles Clippers).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Philadelphia Flyers win record-tying 20th straight NHL home game.
  • The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 is won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom, with their song ''Save Your Kisses for Me''.
  • James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Tiananmen Incident: Large crowds lay wreaths at Beijing's ''Monument of the Martyrs'' to commemorate the death of Premier Zhou Enlai. Poems against the Gang of Four are also displayed, provoking a police crackdown.
  • An explosion in an ammunition factory in Lapua, Finland kills 40.

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

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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By: E. L. Doctorow

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.

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By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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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 ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

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