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Monday 17 May 1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Komen in Nyaru and Peter Devine in New York City. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kapetan Mikula Mali. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or Sprint 2.
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 ?

Kapetan Mikula Mali

Starring: Tonci Vidan, Josko Pazanin, Manojlo Cvijanovic, Petar Prlicko

Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya

Starring: Radko Dishliev

Country: Bulgaria

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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90 Minutes Live

Starring: Valri Bromfield, John Candy, Clémence DesRochers, Danny Finkleman

Country: Canada

Stormskärs Maja

Starring: Rose-Marie Rosenback, Leif Sundberg

Country: Finland

Movies

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

The Missouri Breaks

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid

Country: United States

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Watch Out, We're Mad

Directed by: Marcello Fondato

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard

Country: United States

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Stay Hungry

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Country: United States

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Family Plot

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris

Country: United States

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Sparkle

Directed by: Sam O'Steen

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • 28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson and M Learned
  • In Los Angeles, California, the 28th Annual Emmy Awards (primetime programming) are presented, hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and John Denver.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Ford vs. Reagan.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8485
  • Time: Democratic Presidential candidate James E. 'Jimmy' Carter Jr.

Books

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

The Gemini Contenders

By: Robert Ludlum

Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the

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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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The Rockefellers

By: Peter Collier and David Horowitz

Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr.,

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A Man Called Intrepid

By: William Stevenson

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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