Wednesday June 16, 1976

US date format: 6/16/1976, UK date format: 16/6/1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Chelsea Blue 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. The Return of a Man Called Horse, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The R Document by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Saramandaia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Colossal Cave Adventure.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • The Soweto riots in South Africa begin.

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Movies

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The Return of a Man Called Horse

The Return of a Man Called Horse

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

Black Heat

Black Heat

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Jana Bellan, Geoffrey Land

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

The Omen

The Omen

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Country: United States of America

Murder by Death

Murder by Death

Directed by: Robert Moore

Starring: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Saramandaia

Saramandaia

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Groizer X

Groizer X

The XYY Man

The XYY Man

Shu gim yan sau luk

Shu gim yan sau luk

Days to next June 16

If June 16, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 3 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The R Document by Irving Wallace

The R Document

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Before the Patriot Act, there was . . . The R DocumentAs crime and violence threaten to engulf America, the President proposes a daring new amendment to the Constitution, allowing the

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

The Rockefellers by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

The Rockefellers

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

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep

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A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

F-1

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

Breakout

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 16, 1976?

On June 16, 1976 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 1976?

On June 16, 1976 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 1976?

On June 16, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 16, 1976?

On June 16, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on June 16, 1976?

On June 16, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 16, 1976?

On June 16, 1976 several famous people were born including, Chelsea Blue, Frank van Twillert, Cian Ciaran.

Which famous people died on June 16, 1976?

Famous people died on June 16, 1976 include, Victor Dalby Lord, Francis E Meloy Jr.

What was the number one song in June 16, 1976?

The number one song in the week of June 16, 1976 was Silly Love Songs by Wings in US and Combine Harvester by The Wurzels in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 1976?

The top hits on June 16, 1976 were Silly Love Songs by Wings, Get Up And Boogie (That's Right) by Silver Convention, Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore in US and Combine Harvester by The Wurzels, You To Me Are Everything by The Real Thing, Silly Love Songs by Wings in UK.


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