Saturday June 26, 1976

US date format: 6/26/1976, UK date format: 26/6/1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 26, 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 Olga Potachova and Jérémie Beyou. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits. Gus, directed by Vincent McEveety, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Canfield Decision by Spiro T. Agnew was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Saramandaia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sea Wolf or Starship 1.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • G-6 renamed “Group of 7” (G-7).
  • Palestinian extremists hijack an Air France plane in Greece with 246 passengers and 12 crew. They take it to Entebbe, Uganda.

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Movies

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Gus

Gus

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway

Cannonball!

Cannonball!

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham

The Return of a Man Called Horse

The Return of a Man Called Horse

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

Black Heat

Black Heat

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Jana Bellan, Geoffrey Land

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Saramandaia

Saramandaia

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Blocker Gundan IV Machine Blaster

Blocker Gundan IV Machine Blaster

Zwickelbach & Co.

Zwickelbach & Co.

Chôjin Bibyûn

Chôjin Bibyûn

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 2 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Canfield Decision by Spiro T. Agnew

The Canfield Decision

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This book is about a Vice President who was "destroyed by his own ambition."

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

The Russians by Hedrick Smith

The Russians

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Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place

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Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Outlaw

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter


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