Wednesday May 26, 1976

US date format: 5/26/1976, UK date format: 26/5/1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Justin Pierre and Scott Humphries in Greely. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Love Hangover by Diana Ross. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Duelle, directed by Jacques Rivette, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Saramandaia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starship 1 or Quiz Show.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Movies

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Duelle

Duelle

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Starring: Juliet Berto, Bulle Ogier, Jean Babilée, Hermine Karagheuz

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Directed by: Nicolas Gessner

Starring: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman

Country: United States of America

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi

Country: United States of America

Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Franklyn Ajaye, Richard Daughty

Revenge of the Cheerleaders

Revenge of the Cheerleaders

Directed by: Richard Lerner

Starring: Jerii Woods, Cheryl Smith, Helen Lang, Patrice Rohmer

TV Series

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Saramandaia

Saramandaia

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Directed by: Valerie Faris

O Casarão

O Casarão

Murder

Murder

Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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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 …

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

Spandau by Albert Speer

Spandau

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This is one of the most amazing books every written. After being convicted in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, the prisoners were not allowed to have writing paper, were not allowed

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

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.

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz


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