Saturday 11 December 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shareef AbdurRahim and Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits.
A Star Is Born, directed by Frank Pierson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lady of the Camellias.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1976 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Shareef AbdurRahim: NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies).
- Shareef Abdur-Rahim: American basketball player, a forward who has played with the Vancouver Grizzlies (1996–2001), Atlanta Hawks (2001–2004), Portland Trail Blazers (2004–2005), and Sacramento Kings (2005–2008).
- Yujiro Shirakawa: Japanese actor.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Boston - More Than A Feeling
- Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. - Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless)
- Firefall - You Are The Woman
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Nights Are Forever Without You
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