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Saturday 16 October 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 16, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachid Badouri and Marius Colucci. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Mado, directed by Claude Sautet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stay Tuned. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Heavyweight Champ.
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Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Michel Piccoli, Ottavia Piccolo, Jacques Dutronc, Charles Denner

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

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The Inheritance

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Gigi Proietti

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God Told Me To

Directed by: Larry Cohen

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney

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Marathon Man

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

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Bonjour Paris

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  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 minutes 54 seconds.
  • Soyuz 23 returns to Earth.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 16, 1976 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1976 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
  2. Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
  3. Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
  4. Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
  5. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
  6. Orleans - Still The One
  7. Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
  8. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - K.C and the Sunshine Band
  9. Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
  10. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
  2. Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (turn It Loose)
  3. Message In Our Music - The O'Jays
  4. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC And The Sunshine Band
  5. The Rubberband Man - The Spinners
  6. Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
  7. Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
  8. L.T.D. - Love Ballad
  9. The Brothers Johnson - Get The Funk Out Ma Face
  10. Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven


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

Scoundrel Time

By: Lillian Hellman

In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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By: Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

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Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

Dust jacket missing. Bright clean boards have light edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping from AZ.

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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



Genre: Turn-based strategy

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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