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Monday 5 January 1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Diego Tristan and Shintarō Asanuma. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Convoy by C. W. McCall. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching When the Boat Comes In. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Outlaw.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Animals, Animals, Animals

Starring: Hal Linden

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 January 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
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Facts:
  • MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
  • Cambodia is renamed the Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge.
  • Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
  • The Pol Pot regime proclaims a new constitution for Democratic Kampuchea.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Alison Cheek, Billie Jean King, Carla Hills, J.K. Conway, Betty Ford, Susie Sharp, Barbara Jordan,
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8466
  • Esquire

Books

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

The Eagle Has Landed

By: Jack Higgins

As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

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Curtain

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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Humboldt'S Gift

By: Saul Bellow

“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc.

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The Ascent Of Man

By: J. Bronowski

The Ascent of Man

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barricade

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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