Saturday September 18, 1976

US date format: 9/18/1976, UK date format: 18/9/1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 18, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Ronaldo (footballer) and Mabrouk El Mechri. 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. The Front, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chorlton and the Wheelies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stunt Cycle or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Events

  • Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
  • Rock Music Award

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Movies

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The Front

The Front

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

The Human Tornado

The Human Tornado

Directed by: Cliff Roquemore

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Lady Reed, Jimmy Lynch, Gloria Delaney

Massacre at Central High

Massacre at Central High

Directed by: Rene Daalder

Starring: Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Kimberly Beck

Haunts

Haunts

Directed by: Herb Freed

Starring: May Britt, Cameron Mitchell, Aldo Ray, William Gray Espy

Slumber Party '57

Slumber Party '57

Directed by: William A. Levey

Starring: Janet Wood, Noelle North, Debra Winger, Bridget Holloman

TV Series

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gribouille

Gribouille

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Days to next September 18

If September 18, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

The Lonely Lady

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“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy “Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly A young schoolgirl with dreams of being an actress, JeriLee Randall, is at the dawn of discovering

A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid

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A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its …

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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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

Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart

Touch Not The Cat

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Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing


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