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Saturday 20 March 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arno Knapen Dutch soccer player (Holten and Chester Bennington. In that special week of March people in US were listening to December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons. In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits. The Image, directed by Radley Metzger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Izgori, za da svetish. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Death Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Robin and Marian

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 metre (1:15.70).
  • Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to seven years in prison.
  • Patty Hearst is found guilty of armed robbery of a San Francisco bank.
  • Argentina military forces depose president Isabel Peron.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mobile Americans -- Mar. 15, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8476
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmy Carter -- Mar. 8, 1976

Books

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

Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

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Nightwork

By: Irwin Shaw

Douglas Grimes, penniless ex-pilot, is waiting for the future to start living again. A fortune in cash by a dead body in New York City brings opportunity.

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The Russians

By: Hedrick Smith

Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL


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