Wednesday December 15, 1976
US date format: 12/15/1976, UK date format: 15/12/1976
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 15, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Baichung Bhutia and Elix Skipper.
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 Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pat & Mat.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Bigfoot Bonkers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 15, 1976?
- Jamaica premier Manley wins elections.
- Liberian oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground off Massachusetts' Nantucket coast, spilling 28 million litres of crude oil, causing a 160km by 97km oil slick.
- Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 15, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Boston - More Than A Feeling
- Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
- Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. - Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless)
- Firefall - You Are The Woman
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Nights Are Forever Without You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Brick - Dazz
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- The Jacksons - Enjoy Yourself
- The Sylvers - Hot Line
- Johnny Bristol - Do It To My Mind
- Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame - Part 1
- The Manhattans - I Kinda Miss You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Saturday Nite
- The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
- Deniece Williams - Free
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 15If December 15, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 9 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 24 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?