Saturday 18 December 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Véronic DiCaire and Koyuki .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits.
Voyage of the Damned, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lady of the Camellias.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Barricade.
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1976 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Véronic DiCaire: Canadian imitator, impersonator, formerly singer of the band "Sens Unique", well-known for imitating Céline Dion, Edith Piaf, Adèle, and her favourite one: Vanessa Paradis.
- Koyuki : Japanese actress and model.
- A Star is Born, with Barbra Striesand, premieres
- Wonder Woman debuts on ABC
- Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovski exchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Boston - More Than A Feeling
- Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
- Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. - Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless)
- Firefall - You Are The Woman
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Nights Are Forever Without You
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