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Wednesday 13 October 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Edward Ellis . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Candy Candy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Heavyweight Champ.
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 ?

That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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Spencer's Pilots

Written by: Alvin Sapinsley, Larry Rosen

Starring: Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, Gene Evans, Margie Impert

Country: United States

In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Hot Fudge Show

Starring: Ron Coden, Arte Johnson, Larry Santos

Country: United States

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Car Wash

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus

Country: United States

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Marathon Man

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Country: United States

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Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin, Svetlana Danilchenko

Country: United States

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Ossessione

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani

Country: United States

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Black Emanuelle

Directed by: Albert Thomas

Starring: Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, Angelo Infanti

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • The United States Commission on Civil Rights releases the report, ''Puerto Ricans in the Continental United States: An Uncertain Future,'' that documents that Puerto Ricans in the United States have a poverty rate of 33 percent in 1974 (up from 29 percent in 1970), the highest of all major racial-ethnic groups in the country (not including Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ian Smith -- Oct. 11, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8506
  • Time: Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter & President Gerald Ford

Books

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

My Life

By: Golda Meir

Vintage hardcover book

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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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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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Curtain

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


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