Saturday 21 February 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robin Confer and Ryan Smyth in Banff.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon.
In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits.
Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lost Islands.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Bigfoot Bonkers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 February 1976 ?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Robin Confer: soccer forward (Olympics-1996).
- Ryan Smyth in Banff: Alberta, Canada; NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers).
- Michael McIntyre: English comedian, actor and presenter, reported in 2012 to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world.
- Tomasz Kiełbowicz: Polish footballer.
- Ryan Smyth: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Frieda Inescort: Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74.
- Rockabye Hamlet closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
- Cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
- Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
- The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Eric Carmen - All By Myself
- Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
- Eagles - Take It To The Limit
- Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman
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