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Thursday 22 January 1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Anderson and James Dearth. 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. while Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Muppet Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Heavyweight Champ.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

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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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

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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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 January 1976 ?

  • New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
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  • Bank robbery in Beirut, Lebanon, nets $20-50 million (record).

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teng Hsiao-p'ing -- Jan. 19, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8468
  • Time: Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie of Days of Our Lives


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


By: James Clavell

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

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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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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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Winning Through Intimidation

By: Robert J. Ringer

If you've ever found yourself coming out on the short end of the stick, you'll appreciate the rewards that can be yours whenyou take the initiative in every area of your

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

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Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

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