Saturday December 11, 1976
US date format: 12/11/1976, UK date format: 11/12/1976
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It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Giovanna Zacarías 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.
The Eagle Has Landed, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Indy 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 11, 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)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 11, 1976?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Sport Games on December 11, 1976
- Los Angeles Rams - Detroit Lions : 20 - 17
- Minnesota Vikings - Miami Dolphins : 29 - 7
- Pittsburgh Steelers - Houston Oilers : 21 - 0
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