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Friday 27 February 1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jérémie Kisling and Keren Craig. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Theme From S.W.A.T. by Rhythm Heritage. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Salas u Malom Ritu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breakout or Heavyweight Champ.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Muppet Show

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Animals, Animals, Animals

Starring: Hal Linden

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 February 1976 ?

  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Saint Antigone
  • Saint Leander
  • First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
  • Saint Honorine
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  • Final meeting between China's Mao tse Tung and US President Richard Nixon.
  • The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • The Polisario Front, Western Sahara's national liberation movement, declares independence of the territory under the name quotSahrawi Arab Democratic Republicquot (SADR).

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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1976?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lockheed Scandals -- Feb. 23, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8473
  • Time: Defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey & client Patty Hearst.


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

The Russians

By: Hedrick Smith

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

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In The Beginning

By: Chaim Potok

David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health.

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

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Bring On The Empty Horses

By: David Niven

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

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