Wednesday January 21, 1976

US date format: 1/21/1976, UK date format: 21/1/1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 21, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Emma Bunton and Lars Eidinger. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) by Diana Ross. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Nightwork by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wonder Woman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stunt Cycle or Indy 4.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day

Events

  • Supersonic Concorde, first commercial flights, by Britain and France.
  • Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.

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Movies

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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

Kalicharan

Kalicharan

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Ajit, Prem Nath

Echoes of a Summer

Echoes of a Summer

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Richard Harris, Jodie Foster, Lois Nettleton, Geraldine Fitzgerald

No Deposit, No Return

No Deposit, No Return

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi

TV Series

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

State of Emergency

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

When the Boat Comes In

When the Boat Comes In

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Directed by: David Reynolds

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

The Lost Islands

The Lost Islands

Starring: Jane Vallis, Robert Edgington, Amanda Ma, Chris Benaud

Country: Australia

Days to next January 21

If January 21, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 8 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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Nightwork by Irwin Shaw

Nightwork

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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.

In The Beginning by Chaim Potok

In The Beginning

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David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health.

Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow

Humboldt'S Gift

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“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc.

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime

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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.

The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

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As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Breakout

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 21, 1976?

On January 21, 1976 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 21, 1976?

On January 21, 1976 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 21, 1976?

On January 21, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 21, 1976?

On January 21, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 21, 1976?

On January 21, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 21, 1976?

On January 21, 1976 several famous people were born including, Emma Bunton, Lars Eidinger, Lynn Thomas.

What was the number one song in January 21, 1976?

The number one song in the week of January 21, 1976 was Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) by Diana Ross in US and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in UK.

What were the top hits on January 21, 1976?

The top hits on January 21, 1976 were Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) by Diana Ross, I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow, Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players in US and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Glass Of Champagne by Sailor, Mamma Mia by Abba in UK.


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