Thursday 5 February 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Abhishek Bachchan and Tony Jaa.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while My Life by Golda Meir was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lost Islands.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Heavyweight Champ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 February 1976 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Abhishek Bachchan: Indian actor.
- Tony Jaa: Movie Actor.
- Attila Sávolt
- Rod Janois
- Brian Moorman: American football player.
- Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies.
- The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
- Nearly 2,000 students become involved in a racially charged riot at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida 30 students are injured in the 4-hour fray.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- Paul Anka - Times Of Your Life
- Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
- C. W. McCall - Convoy
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Sailor - Glass Of Champagne
- Abba - Mamma Mia
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- In Dulce Jubilo / On Horseback - Mike Oldfield
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