Friday July 16, 1976

US date format: 7/16/1976, UK date format: 16/7/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 16, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna Smashnova and Michael Petkovic. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Swashbuckler, directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Forget Me Not. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Bigfoot Bonkers.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold

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The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Claudia Jennings, Tara Strohmeier, Jocelyn Jones, Miles Watkins

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Little Girl... Big Tease

Directed by: Roberto Mitrotti

Starring: Jody Ray, Mary Mendum, Phil Bendone, Robert Furey

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Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

Starring: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

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Orde Wingate

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1976 ?

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after six years.
  • July 20 – Albert Spaggiari and his gang break into the vault of the Societe Generale Bank in Nice, France.
  • The 1976 Summer Olympics begin in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • East Timor is declared the 27th province of Indonesia.

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

Agent In Place

By: Helen MacInnes

Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

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Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream

By: Doris Kearns

Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography.

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By: Earl Wilson

An unauthorized biography by Earl Wilson, published by Macmillan in 1976, contains 336 pages.

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The Rockefellers

By: Peter Collier and David Horowitz

Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr.,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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