Friday 23 April 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tamas Buday Jr and Brendan Cole.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor.
In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits.
Stay Hungry, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Ghosts of Motley Hall.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fonz or Barricade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1976 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Tamas Buday Jr: Budapest, Hungary -- Canadian canoeist (1996 Olympics).
- Brendan Cole: Dancer.
- Gabriel Damon: American actor.
- Aaron guitarist: songwriter and producer (The National).
- Bryce Dessner: American guitarist and songwriter (The National and Clogs).
- Tesfaye Jifar: Ethiopian runner
- The punk rock group The Ramones release their first self-titled album.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
- Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- The Sylvers - Boogie Fever
- Commodores - Sweet Love
- Dr. Hook - Only Sixteen
- John Sebastian - Welcome Back
- Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
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