Sunday 1 August 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits.
Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
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- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- S?ren Jochumsen: Danish footballer.
- Hasan Sas: Turkish footballer.
- Eryn Bulmer: Edmonton, Alberta -- Diver (1996 Olympics).
- Don Hertzfeldt: American animator producer screenwriter and voice actor.
- Søren Jochumsen: Danish footballer.
- Nwankwo Kanu: Soccer player (Ajax)
- David Nemirovsky: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
- Hasan Şaş: Turkish footballer and manager
- Cristian Stoica: Romanian-born Italian rugby player
- 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
- Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
- Seattle Seahawks play first (preseason) soccer game (San Francisco Gales 27, Seattle 20).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
- Wings - Let 'Em In
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