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Sunday 26 December 1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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. Voyage of the Damned, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lady of the Camellias. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Wolf or Dukedom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

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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Freaky Friday

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: Frank Pierson

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

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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What the sky looked like on 26 December 1976

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TV Series

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

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Facts:
  • 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

NFL
American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Minnesota Vikings : 13 - 24
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Oakland Raiders : 7 - 24
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Books

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

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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Raise The Titanic!

By: Clive Cussler

A tidal wave of pounding excitement from the first page to the last ...Two and a half miles beneath the icy North Atlantic the mighty Titanic holds the key to the

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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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Videogames

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

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy


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