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Wednesday 14 January 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vincenzo Chianese and Olive Loughnane. 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. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Nightwork by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kizzy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 or Indy 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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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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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton

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 ?

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 January 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
  • Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
  • New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
  • Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie of Days of Our Lives
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8467
  • Time: Alison Cheek, Billie Jean King, Carla Hills, J.K. Conway, Betty Ford, Susie Sharp, Barbara Jordan,

Books

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

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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My Life

By: Golda Meir

Auto-biography of Gold Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel.

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The Eagle Has Landed

By: Jack Higgins

As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

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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 ?

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

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F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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