Saturday December 25, 1976, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1976, UK date format: 25/12/1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Tuomas Holopainen and Armin van Buuren. 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 Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Blue Skies, No Candy by Gael Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zur See. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Breakout.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.

Events

  • Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier.

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Famous Deaths

Movies

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The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Island of Death

Island of Death

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

Dogs

Dogs

Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff

Starring: David McCallum, Sandra McCabe, George Wyner, Eric Server

The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Country: United States of America

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Zur See

Zur See

Directed by: Wolfgang Luderer

Starring: Horst Drinda, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Wilfried Pucher

Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Days to next December 25

If December 25, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 8 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Blue Skies, No Candy by Gael Greene

Blue Skies, No Candy

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“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.

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder

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In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

Dolores by Jacqueline Susann

Dolores

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This is the intense, tragic story of Dolores Ryan, the beautiful and fashionable young widow of an assassinated American President. After his death, Dolores finds herself too poor to sustain her extravagant tastes and too lonely to be fulfilled as …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Breakout

Breakout

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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