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Sunday 26 December 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lea De Mae and Simon Goodwin. 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 Sea Wolf or Dukedom.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

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

Country: United States

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Island of Death

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

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

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Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff

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

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The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

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

Country: United States

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Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Zur See

Directed by: Wolfgang Luderer

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

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Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

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The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

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The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1976 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lea De Mae: Czech porn actress and model (d. 2004).
  • Simon Goodwin: Australian sportsman, a retired professional Australian rules footballer, a former dual premiership player for the Adelaide Crows, a multi-time All-Australian player, a former captain of the Adelaide Crows and the senior assistant coach of the Essendon Football Club.
  • Nadia Litz: Canadian actress and director.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Philip A Hart: American politician (Senator-Democrat-Michigan), dies at age 64.
  • Music Is closes at St. James Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.

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Sport Games on 26 December 1976

American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Minnesota Vikings : 13 - 24
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Oakland Raiders : 7 - 24
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 26, 1976 - Geocentric view

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

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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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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By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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Ordinary People

By: Judith Guest

The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing



Genre: Turn-based strategy

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