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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Sixtus I
- Saint Agape (died 304)
- Saint Richard (d.1253)
- 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).
- Maurice Johnstone: Composer, dies at 75.
- 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.
- The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
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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