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Wednesday 20 October 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reidel Anthony and Tom Wisniewski. In that special week of October people in US were listening to If You Leave Me Now by Chicago. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Candy Candy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or Indy 4.
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 ?

That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Jacksons

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

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Car Wash

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus

Country: United States

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Marathon Man

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Country: United States

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Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin, Svetlana Danilchenko

Country: United States

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Ossessione

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani

Country: United States

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Bugsy Malone

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Reidel Anthony: Wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
  • Tom Wisniewski: American guitarist (MxPx).
  • Mohammad Khan: British alleged terrorist, implicated by Scotland Yard as one of the suicide bombers who detonated explosives on the London underground on July 7, 2005.
  • Arban Severin: American composer, musician and film actress.
  • Nikolaos Bacharidis: Greek footballer.
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Facts:
  • 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • New York Nets' Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Oct. 18, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8507
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ian Smith -- Oct. 11, 1976

Books

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

A Man Called Intrepid

By: William Stevenson

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy

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Touch Not The Cat

By: Mary Stewart

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.

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Adolf Hitler

By: John Toland

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

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The Final Days

By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

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Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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