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

Bugsy Malone

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger

Country: United States

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Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton

Country: United States

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Burnt Offerings

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Genevive Bujold, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Jacksons

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1976 ?

  • 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.
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  • Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
  • NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California.
  • The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Campaign -- Sep. 13, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8502
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sex and Tennis -- Sep. 6, 1976


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

Crowned Heads

By: Thomas Tryon

Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

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A Stranger In The Mirror

By: Sidney Sheldon

A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.A

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The Final Days

By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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