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Saturday 31 January 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Silke Bodenbender and Paul Scheer. 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. while Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lost Islands. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Outlaw.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

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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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

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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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

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 31 January 1976 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ernesto Miranda: American criminal inspired the Miranda rights (d. 1976).
  • Evert Taube: Swedish singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1976).
  • Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players hits #1
  • Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308.

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

  • Time: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8469
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teng Hsiao-p'ing -- Jan. 19, 1976


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

Humboldt'S Gift

By: Saul Bellow

“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc.

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By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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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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By: Michael Korda

The strategy of raises; Get more for those under you and over your, and your raise is almost inevitable. How to work a miracle, Creeping helplessness, Why office parties are necessary,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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