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Tuesday 17 February 1976

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Williamson and Kelly Carlson. In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lost Islands. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Night Driver or Breakout.
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 ?

The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Animals, Animals, Animals

Starring: Hal Linden

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
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Facts:
  • Rockabye Hamlet opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau).
  • Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 versus India, his first match-winning spell.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey & client Patty Hearst.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8472
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Doonesbury -- Feb. 9, 1976

Books

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

Curtain

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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Winning Through Intimidation

By: Robert J. Ringer

If you've ever found yourself coming out on the short end of the stick, you'll appreciate the rewards that can be yours whenyou take the initiative in every area of your

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Angels

By: Billy Graham

Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

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The Russians

By: Hedrick Smith

Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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