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Sunday 23 May 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Marie Monaco and Melanie Joyce Bell. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, 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 Kapetan Mikula Mali. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Sprint 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Ghosts of Motley Hall

Starring: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Live from Lincoln Center

Starring: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Country: United States

The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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Kizzy

Starring: Vanessa Furst, Anne Ridler, Melissa Docker, John Welsh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Popi

Written by: Lester Pine, Tina Pine

Starring: Hector Elizondo, Anthony Perez, Dennis Vasquez, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark

Country: United States

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The Missouri Breaks

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid

Country: United States

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Watch Out, We're Mad

Directed by: Marcello Fondato

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard

Country: United States

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Stay Hungry

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Country: United States

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Family Plot

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Ford vs. Reagan.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8485
  • Time: Democratic Presidential candidate James E. 'Jimmy' Carter Jr.

Books

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

Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

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.

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A magnificent biographical novel of Henry and Sophia Schlieman- the epic of a man and woman, their shining love for each other, and how, together, they broke through every barrier to turn an incredible dream into an immortal triumph.

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Curtain

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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My Life

By: Golda Meir

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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