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Thursday 17 June 1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Adkins and Sven Nys. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Power Without Glory. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fonz or Starship 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Jacksons

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

Country: United States

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The Ghosts of Motley Hall

Starring: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Murder by Death

Directed by: Robert Moore

Starring: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers

Country: United States

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Logan's Run

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan

Country: United States

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Midway

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn

Country: United States

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Silent Movie

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Facts:
  • ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • Hundreds of Western tourists are moved from Beirut and taken to safety in Syria by the U.S. military, following the murder of the U.S. ambassador.
  • General elections are held in Italy.
  • Czechoslovakia beats West Germany 5–3 on penalties to win Euro 76, when the game had ended 2–2 after extra time.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Enrico Berlinguer -- June 14, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8489
  • Time: West Point Military Academy honor system scandal

Books

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

Passages

By: Gail Sheehy

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

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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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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 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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter


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