Saturday 15 May 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cyrille Thouvenin and Eric DuBose.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers.
In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Kapetan Mikula Mali.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Night Driver or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Cyrille Thouvenin
- Eric DuBose: Bradenton, Florida -- Baseball pitcher (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Jacek Krzynowek: Polish footballer.
- Adolfo Bautista: Mexican footballer.
- Ryan Leaf: American football player, quarterback.
- Torraye Braggs: American basketball player.
- David Copeland: English terrorist.
- Jacek Krzynówek: Polish footballer.
- Tyler Walker: American baseball player.
- Samuel Eliot Morison: American historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at age 88.
- Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
- Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
- Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
- 102nd Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Sylvers - Boogie Fever
- John Sebastian - Welcome Back
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- Pratt and McClain - Happy Days
- Henry Gross - Shannon
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