Monday December 13, 1976

US date format: 12/13/1976, UK date format: 13/12/1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rama Yade and Noémie Elbaz. 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. Island of Death, directed by Nico Mastorakis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pat & Mat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Fonz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Island of Death

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons


Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff

Starring: David McCallum, Sandra McCabe, George Wyner, Eric Server

The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

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

Country: United States of America

The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

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

Country: United States of America

Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

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

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 13, 1976?


  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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  • Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur, California.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Magazine Covers

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

Touch Not The Cat

By: Mary Stewart

Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

Blue Skies, No Candy

By: Gael Greene

“A caviar and foie gras freefall of uninhibited, delicious and tantalizing sex.”--Toronto Globe.Not Since Henry Miller has a book about sex caused such a furor.


By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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

Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy


Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL


Genre: Turn-based strategy


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

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