Friday July 16, 1976

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

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It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 16, 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 Anna Smashnova and Carlos Humberto Paredes. 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. The Message, directed by Moustapha Akkad, 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 Forget Me Not. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Outlaw or Sprint 2.
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Movies

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The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Swashbuckler

Swashbuckler

Directed by: James Goldstone

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

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

Directed by: Michael Pressman

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

Little Girl... Big Tease

Little Girl... Big Tease

Directed by: Roberto Mitrotti

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

Squirm

Squirm

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

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

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after six years.

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TV Series

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Saramandaia

Saramandaia

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

It's Childsplay

It's Childsplay

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

The Canfield Decision by Spiro T. Agnew

The Canfield Decision

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This book is about a Vice President who was "destroyed by his own ambition."

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place

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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

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

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Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Outlaw

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games


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