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Thursday 16 September 1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andres Javier in Blazquez and Elīna Garanča. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. In UK Dancing Queen by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's Cat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sprint 2 or The Amazing Maze Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Jacksons

Starring: Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bugsy Malone

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger

Country: United States

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Burnt Offerings

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Gator

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton

Country: United States

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Futureworld

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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Obsession

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Genevive Bujold, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
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Facts:
  • Egypt President Sadat re-elected
  • Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests and bishop.
  • Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1976?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Campaign -- Sep. 13, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8502
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sex and Tennis -- Sep. 6, 1976

Books

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

Touch Not The Cat

By: Mary Stewart

Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

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The Deep

By: Peter Benchley

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

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Agent In Place

By: Helen MacInnes

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

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The Final Days

By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway


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