Saturday, April 22, 2006

I bet you didn't know this about 1976:

1. In Philadelphia 28 people die of a mysterious virus dubbed "Legionnaire's disease."

2. Military spending in the world skyrockets to $300 billion a year. (ah, the good old days)

3. The Top 5 Television Shows of 1976:
Happy Days
Laverne & Shirley
The ABC Monday Night Movie
Charlie's Angels

4. 5 Popular Movies of 1976:
A Star Is Born
King Kong
Silver Streak
All The President's Men

5. Super Bowl: Pittsburgh d. Dallas (21-17)
World Series: Cincinnati d. NY Yankees (4-0)
NBA Championship: Boston d. Phoenix (4-2)
Stanley Cup: Montreal d. Philadelphia (4-0)

6. The US Navy tests the Tomahawk cruise missile.

7. Agatha Christie died.

8. And also born on April 22nd:
Henry Fielding author (1707)
Immanuel Kant philosopher (1724)
Vladimir Nabokov author (1899)
J. Robert Oppenheimer nuclear physicist (1904)
Charles Mingus jazz musician (1922)


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