Friday 3 September 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Vasseur and Valery Afanasyev.
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 Death Race or Starship 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Emmanuel Vasseur: French soccer player, who played at senior level from 1998 to 2011.
- Valery Afanasyev: Russian ice hockey player and coach.
- Ashley Jones: American actress.
- Jevon Kearse: American football player.
- Vivek Oberoi: Indian actor.
- Raheem Morris: American football player and coach
- Harry Partch: US Composer (Oedipus), dies at 75.
- Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos
- American Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos.
- Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate, on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan, and requests political asylum in the United States.
- Frank Sinatra brings Jerry Lewis's former partner Dean Martin onstage, unannounced, at the 1976 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Las Vegas, Nevada, reuniting the comedy team for the first (and only) time in over 20 years.
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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