Thursday 25 March 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Monica Croscicka-Wnetrzak and Juvenile.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons.
In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits.
The Image, directed by Radley Metzger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Izgori, za da svetish.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Bigfoot Bonkers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 March 1976 ?
- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
- Monica Croscicka-Wnetrzak: Miss Universe - Poland (1996).
- Juvenile: American rapper.
- Baek Ji Young: South Korean singer.
- Wladimir Klitschko: Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer.
- Francie Bellew: Irish footballer.
- Lars Figura: German sprinter
- Erika Heynatz: Papua New Guinean-Australian model actress and singer
- Baek Ji-young: South Korean singer
- Gigi Leung: Hong Kong singer and actress
- Cha Tae-hyun: South Korean actor and singer
- Troy : Irish racehorse (d. 1983)
- Rima Wakarua: New Zealand-Italian rugby player
- My Fair Lady opens at St. James Theater NYC for 384 performances
- Rex opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
- Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
- Captain and Tennille - Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- Eric Carmen - All By Myself
- Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
- Rufus - Sweet Thing
- Aerosmith - Dream On
- Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
- Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From
- Bay City Rollers - Money Honey
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