Wednesday 16 June 1976
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Frank van Twillert and Cian Ciaran.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings.
In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits.
Murder by Death, directed by Robert Moore, 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 Power Without Glory.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Sprint 2.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1976 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Frank van Twillert: Soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles).
- Cian Ciaran: Welsh keyboard player songwriter and producer (Super Furry Animals).
- Edwin Tenorio: Ecuadorian footballer.
- Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
- The Soweto riots in South Africa begin.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)
- Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
- Diana Ross - Love Hangover
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile
- Henry Gross - Shannon
- Captain and Tennille - Shop Around
- More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
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