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Saturday 8 May 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oleg Tverdovsky and Ian Watkins. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Welcome Back by John Sebastian. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Fonz.
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 ?

Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya

Starring: Radko Dishliev

Country: Bulgaria

The Ghosts of Motley Hall

Starring: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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90 Minutes Live

Starring: Valri Bromfield, John Candy, Clémence DesRochers, Danny Finkleman

Country: Canada

Stormskärs Maja

Starring: Rose-Marie Rosenback, Leif Sundberg

Country: Finland

Izgori, za da svetish

Written by: Anton Donchev

Directed by: Nedelcho Chernev

Starring: Kosta Tsonev, Tzvetana Maneva, Aleksey Batalov, Georgi Cherkelov

Movies

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

Watch Out, We're Mad

Directed by: Marcello Fondato

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard

Country: United States

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Stay Hungry

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Country: United States

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Family Plot

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris

Country: United States

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Sparkle

Directed by: Sam O'Steen

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee

Country: United States

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The Bad News Bears

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Oleg Tverdovsky: in Donetsk Ukraine; NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets).
  • Ian Watkins: Welsh singer and actor (Steps).
  • Gonçalo Abecasis: Portuguese-American biochemist and academic.
  • Martha Wainwright: Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • : Welsh singer-songwriter dancer and actor (Steps and H & Claire).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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Books

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The Russians

By: Hedrick Smith

Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

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Trinity

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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A Man Called Intrepid

By: William Stevenson

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy

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Spandau

By: Albert Speer

This is one of the most amazing books every written. After being convicted in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, the prisoners were not allowed to have writing paper, were not allowed

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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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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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