Wednesday 1 September 1976
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Erik Morales and Sebastian Rozental.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits.
Burnt Offerings, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vater Seidl und sein Sohn.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starship 1 or Stunt Cycle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 September 1976 ?
- Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
- Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- Church of England - Saint Giles
- Cameroon - Jour d'Union Nationale Camerounaise
- Libya - Revolution Day (1969)
- Russia - Knowledge Day
- Singapore - Teacher's Day
- Start of the partridge-shooting season ("St.Partridge").
- Slovakia - Constitution Day
- Start of cold season.
- Start of new school year in many countries.
- Erik Morales: Mexican boxer.
- Sebastian Rozental: Chilean footballer.
- Babydaddy : Guitarist.
- Marcos Ambrose: Australian race car driver.
- Clare Connor: England Woman cricketer.
- Jada Fire: American porn actress
- Érik Morales: Mexican boxer
- Sebastián Rozental: Chilean footballer
- Polly Shannon: Canadian actress and screenwriter
- Wayne L Hays, Democrat party Representative for Ohio, resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray).
- NASA launches space vehicle S-197.
- New Jersey Meadowlands racetrack opens.
- Cigarette and tobacco advertising banned on Australian television and radio.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Wings - Let 'Em In
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- George Benson - This Masquerade
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