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  • Major Events of 1976





    NBA: Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns Score: 4-2 NCAA Football: Pittsburgh Record: 12-0-0Heisman Trophy:Tony Dorsett,
    pittsburgh, RB points: 2,357 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs.Philadelphia FlyersSeries: 4-0 Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys Score: 21-17 US Open Golf: Jerry Pate Score: 277 Course: Atlanta AC Location: Deluth, GA
    World Series: Cincinnati Reds vs.New York Yankees Series: 4-0

    Popular Songs

    1. "Saturday Night" ... Bay City Rollers
    2. "Canvoy" ... C.W. McCall
    3. "I Write the Songs" ... Barry Manilow
    4. "Theme from 'Mahogany'" ... Diana Ross
    5. "Love Rollercoaster" ... Ohio Players
    6. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" ... Paul Simon
    7. "Theme from 'S.W.A.T.'" ... Rhythm Heritage
    8. "Love Machine Pt. 1" ... The Miracles
    9. "December, 1963" ... The Four Seasons
    10. "Disco Lady" ... Johnnie Taylor

    Popular Movies

    1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    2. All the President's Men
    3. The Omen
    4. The Bad News Bears
    5. Silent Movie
    6. Midway
    7. Dog Day Afternoon
    8. Murder by Death
    9. Jaws (reissue)
    10. Blazing Saddles (reissue)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Rocky" Best Director: John G. Avildsen ... "Rocky"
    Best Actor: Jack Nicholson ... Peter Finch ... "Network" Best Actress: Faye Dunaway ... "Network"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year:"This Masquerade" ... George Benson
    Best Song: "I Write the Songs" ... Bruce Johnson
    Best Album: "Songs in the Key of Life" ... Stevie Wonder
    Male Vocalist: Paul Simon ...Stevie Wonder ... "Songs in the Key of Life"
    Female Vocalist: Linda Ronstadt ... "Hasten Down the Wind"

    Nobel Prizes


    LIPSCOMB, WILLIAM N., U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1919:

    "for his studies on the structure of boranes illuminating problems of
    chemical bonding"

    BELLOW, SAUL, U.S.A., b. 1915:

    "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture
    that are combined in his work"

    WILLIAMS, BETTY, Northern Ireland, b. 1944; and

    CORRIGAN, MAIREAD, Northern Ireland, b. 1944: Founders of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement (later renamed Community of Peace People).
    •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Physiology or Medicine

    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    BLUMBERG, BARUCH S., U.S.A., The Institute for Cancer Research,
    Philadelphia, PA, b. 1925; and

    GAJDUSEK, D. CARLETON, U.S.A., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD,
    b. 1923:

    "for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and
    dissemination of infectious diseases"

    The prize was divided equally between:

    RICHTER, BURTON, U.S.A., Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, CA,
    b. 1931;

    TING, SAMUEL C. C., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
    Cambridge, MA, (European Center for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland), b. 1936:

    "for their pioneering work in the discovery of a heavy elementary particle
    of a new kind"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch & Edward Kleban ... "A Chorus Line"
    Fiction: Saul Bellow ... "Humboldt's Gift"
    History: Paul Horgan ... "Lamy of Santa Fe"
    International Reporting:Sydney H. Schanberg ... "New York Times"
    National Reporting: James Risser ... "Des Moines Register"
    Public Service: "Anchorage Daily News"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "Travesties" ... Tom Stoppard
    Best Musical: "A Chorus Line"
    Best Actor in a play: John Wood ... "Travesties"
    Best Actress in a play: Irene Worth ... "Sweet Bird of Youth"
    Best Actor in a musical: George Rose ... "My Fair Lady" "
    Best Actress in a musical: Donna McKechnie ... "A Chorus Line"

    Most Popular Books

    1. "Trinity" by Leon Uris
    2. "Sleeping Murder" by Agatha Christie
    3. "Dolores" by Jacqueline Susann
    4. "The Deep" by Peter Benchley
    5. "1876" by Gore Vidal

    1. "The Final Days" by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
    2. "Roots" by Alex Haley
    3. "Your Erroneous Zones" by Dr. Wayne Dyer;
    4. "Passages" by Gail Sheehy
    5. "Bom Again" by Charles Colson

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. Happy Days (ABC)
    2. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
    3. ABC Monday Night Movie (ABC)
    4. M*A*S*H (CBS)
    5. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
    6. The Big Event (NBC)
    7. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)
    8. ABC Sunday Night Movie (ABC)
    9. Baretta (ABC)
    10. One Day at a Time (CBS)