Monday December 20, 1976

US date format: 12/20/1976, UK date format: 20/12/1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Benoît August and Aubrey Huff. 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. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Blue Skies, No Candy by Gael Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zur See. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Colossal Cave Adventure.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

Events

  • Music Is opens at St. James Theater NYC for 8 performances

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Famous Deaths

Movies

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The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Island of Death

Island of Death

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

Dogs

Dogs

Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff

Starring: David McCallum, Sandra McCabe, George Wyner, Eric Server

The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Country: United States of America

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Zur See

Zur See

Directed by: Wolfgang Luderer

Starring: Horst Drinda, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Wilfried Pucher

Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Days to next December 20

If December 20, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 9 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Blue Skies, No Candy by Gael Greene

Blue Skies, No Candy

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“A caviar and foie gras freefall of uninhibited, delicious and tantalizing sex.”--Toronto Globe.Not Since Henry Miller has a book about sex caused such a furor.

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder

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In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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.

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

Dolores by Jacqueline Susann

Dolores

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This is the intense, tragic story of Dolores Ryan, the beautiful and fashionable young widow of an assassinated American President. After his death, Dolores finds herself too poor to sustain her extravagant tastes and too lonely to be fulfilled as …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

F-1

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 20, 1976?

On December 20, 1976 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 20, 1976?

On December 20, 1976 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 20, 1976?

On December 20, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 20, 1976?

On December 20, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 20, 1976?

On December 20, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 20, 1976?

On December 20, 1976 several famous people were born including, Benoît August, Aubrey Huff, Jang Hyuk.

Which famous people died on December 20, 1976?

Famous people died on December 20, 1976 include, Richard J Daley, Walter Fitzgerald.

What was the number one song in December 20, 1976?

The number one song in the week of December 20, 1976 was Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart in US and Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy in UK.

What were the top hits on December 20, 1976?

The top hits on December 20, 1976 were Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart, You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., The Rubberband Man by Spinners in US and Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy, When A Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis, Somebody To Love by Queen in UK.


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