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Sunday 20 June 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Juliano Belletti and Jerome Fontamillas. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits. The Omen, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Power Without Glory. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Outlaw.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Jacksons

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

Country: United States

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The Ghosts of Motley Hall

Starring: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Animals, Animals, Animals

Starring: Hal Linden

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Omen

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens

Country: United States

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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Murder by Death

Directed by: Robert Moore

Starring: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers

Country: United States

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Logan's Run

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan

Country: United States

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Midway

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lou Klein: American baseball player coach and manager (d. 1976).
Facts:
  • 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth, Georgia
  • Carl Fugate, Starkwether accomplice, paroled
  • Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • River Country opens

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Enrico Berlinguer -- June 14, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8489
  • Time: West Point Military Academy honor system scandal

Books

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

Scoundrel Time

By: Lillian Hellman

In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

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The Boys From Brazil

By: Ira Levin

THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL-ESPIONAGE. FROM THE DUST JACKET: "WHY HAVE (THESE) HARMLESS AGING MEN BEEN MARKED FOR MURDER? WHAT IS THE HIDDEN LINK BINDS THEM?

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The Rockefellers

By: Peter Collier and David Horowitz

Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr.,

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The Lonely Lady

By: Harold Robbins

“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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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