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Thursday 12 February 1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Pettiet in Los Angeles and Silvia Saint. In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Memoirs by Tennessee Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lost Islands. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Starship 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Animals, Animals, Animals

Starring: Hal Linden

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 February 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
  • Darwin Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • James Clifton Williams: composer/band master (Sinfonians), dies at age 52.
  • Sal Mineo: American actor who had a career that began in childhood and crashed in violence before he was 40.
Facts:
  • Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at age 37.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1976?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Doonesbury -- Feb. 9, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8471
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dorothy Hamill -- Feb. 2, 1976

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Memoirs

By: Tennessee Williams

For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places,

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Angels

By: Billy Graham

Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

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Bring On The Empty Horses

By: David Niven

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.

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In The Beginning

By: Chaim Potok

David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting


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