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Sunday 22 February 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Faan Rautenbach and Didier Sevele. 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 My Life by Golda Meir was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Salas u Malom Ritu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Sea Wolf.
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 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 ?

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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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 February 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Faan Rautenbach: South African rugby player.
  • Didier Sevele: French murderer who pushed a man under a train while the man was waiting on the platform at Rambuteau station on line 11 of the Paris Métro at 7:30pm on 31 January 2005.
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Facts:
  • Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey & client Patty Hearst.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8472
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Doonesbury -- Feb. 9, 1976

Books

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

My Life

By: Golda Meir

Auto-biography of Gold Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel.

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Memoirs

By: Tennessee Williams

For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places,

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In The Beginning

By: Chaim Potok

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.

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The Eagle Has Landed

By: Jack Higgins

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barricade

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter


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