Friday December 17, 1976

US date format: 12/17/1976, UK date format: 17/12/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 17, 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 Patrick Müller and Kate Hewlett. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. Island of Death, directed by Nico Mastorakis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pat & Mat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 or Fonz.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Superstation WTBS in Atlanta goes national.

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Movies

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Island of Death

Island of Death

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

Dogs

Dogs

Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff

Starring: David McCallum, Sandra McCabe, George Wyner, Eric Server

The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Country: United States of America

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States of America

Voyage of the Damned

Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 9 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 21 days.
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Books

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Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick

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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.

Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler

Raise The Titanic!

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On orders from the Pentagon, marine explorer Dirk Pitt must salvage crucial material from the world's most infamous maritime disaster in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.The

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

To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow

To Jerusalem And Back

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Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of IsraelA powerful, stimulating testament, To Jerusalem and Back is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel’s history and …

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

F-1

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz


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