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Thursday 8 July 1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ellen MacArthur and Audrey Crespo-Mara. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits. They Came from Within, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Power Without Glory. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Stunt Cycle.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

They Came from Within

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry

Country: United States

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To the Devil a Daughter

Directed by: Peter Sykes

Starring: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman

Country: United States

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George

Country: United States

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The Omen

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens

Country: United States

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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Power Without Glory

Starring: Martin Vaughan, Rosalind Speirs, Heather Canning, Irene Inescort

Country: Australia

Standing Room Only

Starring: Frank Langella, Red Skelton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Susan Clark

Country: United States

The Jacksons

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

Country: United States

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Kapetan Mikula Mali

Starring: Tonci Vidan, Josko Pazanin, Manojlo Cvijanovic, Petar Prlicko

Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya

Starring: Radko Dishliev

Country: Bulgaria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1976 ?

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
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  • Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break

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By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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The Gemini Contenders

By: Robert Ludlum

Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the

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Agent In Place

By: Helen MacInnes

Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

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A Stranger In The Mirror

By: Sidney Sheldon

A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.A

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Genre: Turn-based strategy

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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