Sunday 9 May 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nenad Jestrovic and Faye Johnstone in Auckland.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Welcome Back by John Sebastian.
In UK Fernando by Abba 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 A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fonz or Sea Wolf.
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1976 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Nenad Jestrovic
- Faye Johnstone in Auckland: New Zealand; archer (Olympics-1996).
- Christos Marangos: Greek-Cypriot footballer.
- So Long 174th St closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
- Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament.
- Ulrike Meinhof of the Red Army Faction is found hanged in an apparent suicide, in her Stuttgart-Stammheim prison cell.
- U.S. President Gerald Ford signs the Federal Election Campaign Act.
- An accident involving a tanker truck carrying anhydrous ammonia takes place in Houston, Texas, resulting in the deaths of 7 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Sebastian - Welcome Back
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- The Sylvers - Boogie Fever
- Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
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