Friday 17 September 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Thierry Marquet and Jonathan Nichols.
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 Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching That's Cat.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Sprint 2.
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Thierry Marquet
- Jonathan Nichols: Wilmington, Delaware -- Dance skater (with Tami Tyler).
- Trincy Low: Miss Malaysia Universe (1997).
- Peja : Polish rapper and producer (Slums Attack).
- Daniella Rush: Czech pornographic actress.
- Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
- NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California.
- The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
- War - Summer
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
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