Tuesday March 16, 1976
US date format: 3/16/1976, UK date format: 16/3/1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Alvaro Recoba and Paul Schneider (actor).
In that special week of March people in US were listening to December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons.
In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits.
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, directed by Melvin Frank, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Nightwork by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Battle of the Sexes.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Quiz Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 16, 1976?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
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- British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 16, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- Eric Carmen - All By Myself
- Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
- Eagles - Take It To The Limit
- Captain and Tennille - Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)
- Rufus - Sweet Thing
- Aerosmith - Dream On
- Larry Groce - Junk Food Junkie (Live)
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?