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Wednesday 6 October 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melody Vilbert and Lady Victoria Hervey. In that special week of October people in US were listening to A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy. In UK Dancing Queen by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Candy Candy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Heavyweight Champ.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Marathon Man

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Country: United States

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Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin, Svetlana Danilchenko

Country: United States

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Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani

Country: United States

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Bugsy Malone

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger

Country: United States

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Burnt Offerings

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Jacksons

Starring: Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 October 1976 ?

  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gilbert Ryle: English philosopher author and academic (d. 1976).
  • Gang of Four arrested in Beijing
  • Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack
  • President Ford says there is no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe
  • John Hathaway completes a bicycle tour of every continent in the world and cycling 50,600 miles.
  • US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe".

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

Touch Not The Cat

By: Mary Stewart

Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

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Ordinary People

By: Judith Guest

The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical

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By: Alex Haley

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

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The Final Days

By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Genre: Turn-based strategy

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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