Friday January 30, 1976

US date format: 1/30/1976, UK date format: 30/1/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 30, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andy Milonakis and Florian Keller in Munchen. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Gable and Lombard, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Power! by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching State of Emergency. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quiz Show or F-1.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Gable and Lombard

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Allen Garfield, Red Buttons

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith


Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Ajit, Prem Nath

Echoes of a Summer

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Richard Harris, Jodie Foster, Lois Nettleton, Geraldine Fitzgerald


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 30, 1976?


  • George Bush becomes 11th director of US Central Intelligence Agency (until 1977).

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

When the Boat Comes In

Written by: James Mitchell

Directed by: David Reynolds

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

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


By: Michael Korda

Explains the nature, purposes, uses, and rewards of power, viewed as a necessity of life, and describes how power has been achieved and wielded by various adepts


By: James Clavell

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

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.

The Choirboys

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap–each has his horror story, his bad dream, …

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

By: Judith Rossner

Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Theresa


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game


Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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