1976 was a landmark year for the computer/tech field. Cray-1, the world’s first commercial supercomputer, was released this year. It was also this year that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer Company.
In space exploration news, NASA’s Viking 2 landed on Mars. Shortly after landing, Viking 2 got to work, sending the first-ever close-up, color photos of the Mars surface.
This year in the Disco Decade, music was not all about the disco genre.
The Ramones released their first album this year, Ramones. Stevie Wonder also released his legendary album, Songs in the Key of Life. In more rock news, 1976 was the year that U2 was formed and the Eagles released their famous album, Hotel California.
In television and film, this was the year that The Muppet Show broadcast for the first time on the ITV network. 1976 was the year that Sylvester Stallone starred as Rocky Balboa, “The Italian Stallion,” in the great sports drama, Rocky. The film would go on to win Best Picture at the 49th Academy Awards and would launch a film franchise, not to mention Stallone’s career. Another great film, Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro, was also released this year. At the 48th Academy Awards in 1976, it was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson, which took home the award for Best Picture. Filming of the first Star Wars film began this year as well.
1976 was a notable year for literature and theatre as well. In the field of literature, novelist Anne Rice published her first novel, which would become one of her best-known works – Interview With a Vampire. In theatre, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench put on a very memorable performance of “The Scottish Play,” Macbeth, with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Mauro Bolognini
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Gigi Proietti
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane
Country: United States
Directed by: Robert Wise
Starring: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March
Directed by: Richard Lester
Starring: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard
Which were the top hits of 1976 ?
Which were the most popular books released in 1976 ?
By: Leon Uris
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 ...
By: William Stevenson
A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its ...
By: Gail Sheehy
At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow
By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
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
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1976 in the USA ?
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