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Sunday 8 February 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Holly Manthei and Jim Parque. In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, 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 The Lost Islands. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or Heavyweight Champ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic.
  • Hua Guofeng becomes premier of People's Republic of China.
  • Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Bullets - 21,130).

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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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Angels

By: Billy Graham

Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

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Ragtime

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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Power!

By: Michael Korda

The strategy of raises; Get more for those under you and over your, and your raise is almost inevitable. How to work a miracle, Creeping helplessness, Why office parties are necessary,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter


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