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Monday 12 January 1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mighty McGee and Miki Nakatani. In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching When the Boat Comes In. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or F-1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Rooster Cogburn

Directed by: Stuart Millar

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe

Country: United States

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The Story of O

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Corinne Clry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel

Country: United States

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman

Country: United States

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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

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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TV Series

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

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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Clayhanger

Starring: Peter McEnery, Janet Suzman, Thelma Whiteley, Louise Purnell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nobody's House

Starring: Kevin Moreton, Stuart Wilde, Mandy Woodward, William Gaunt

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A fondo

Starring: Joaquín Soler Serrano

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mighty McGee: American slam poet, the first to win both the American National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship (2003) and the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship (2006).
  • Miki Nakatani: Japanese actress and singer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Agatha Christie: British writer of some 67 detective mystery books that are universally popular.
Facts:
  • The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).

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Books

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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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Shogun

By: James Clavell

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

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Nightwork

By: Irwin Shaw

Douglas Grimes, penniless ex-pilot, is waiting for the future to start living again. A fortune in cash by a dead body in New York City brings opportunity.

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL


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