Sunday December 12, 1976

US date format: 12/12/1976, UK date format: 12/12/1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 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 Jana Ina and Dan Hawkins. 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 Dukedom.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)

Events

  • QB Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet

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Movies

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The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Country: United States of America

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States of America

Voyage of the Damned

Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States of America

Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Robert Logan, Heather Rattray, Mark Edward Hall, George 'Buck' Flower

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith

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Sport Games on December 12, 1976

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NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Baltimore Colts : 20 - 58
  • Cincinnati Bengals - New York Jets : 42 - 3
  • Cleveland Browns - Kansas City Chiefs : 14 - 39
  • Denver Broncos - Chicago Bears : 28 - 14
  • Green Bay Packers - Atlanta Falcons : 24 - 20
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TV Series

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The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next December 12

If December 12, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 9 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite

The Hite Report On Male Sexuality

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"A riveting document!"NEWSWEEKOver 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not

The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman

The Crash Of '79

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Paperback.

Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Adolf Hitler

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

Blood And Money by Thomas Thompson

Blood And Money

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This is a shattering, powerful story. It begins in 1969 when one of Houston's most celebrated young women falls mysteriously ill in a great colonial mansion.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing


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