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Friday 24 December 1976, Christmas Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yuri Korean and Yuri . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Phoenix and the Carpet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fonz or F-1.
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 Phoenix and the Carpet

Starring: Jane Forster, Max Harris, Tamzin Neville, Gary Russell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Lady of the Camellias

Written by: Alexandre Dumas fils (novel), Edmund Gosse (screenplay)

Directed by: Robert Knights

Starring: Kate Nelligan, Peter Firth, Alfred Burke, Garrick Hagon

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The Outsiders

Written by: Don Barkham, Michael Craig

Starring: Andrew Keir, Sascha Hehn

Country: Australia

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Star Gazers

Written by: Jack Horkheimer

Starring: Jack Horkheimer, James Albury, Dean Regas

Country: United States

Candy Candy

Starring: Shin-hie Choi

Country: Japan

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant

Country: United States

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The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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King Kong

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange

Country: United States

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Freaky Friday

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Victor Stanitsin: Actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79.
  • Duarte Nuno: Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (Born 1907).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: On cover: as drawings: Jordan, Mondale and Carter. As photos: Bergland, Jordan, Califano, Blumentha
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8516
  • Time: Bodyguard Gordon Margulis placing the emaciated Howard Hughes aboard a jet ambulance for his last fl

Books

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

Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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Blood And Money

By: Thomas Thompson

This is a shattering, powerful story. It begins in 1969 when one of Houston's most celebrated young women falls mysteriously ill in a great colonial mansion.

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Blue Skies, No Candy

By: Gael Greene

“A caviar and foie gras freefall of uninhibited, delicious and tantalizing sex.”--Toronto Globe.Not Since Henry Miller has a book about sex caused such a furor.

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The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

By: Erma Bombeck

"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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