Friday 6 August 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Parmeso Emekrasha and Soleil Moon Frye.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits.
Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, 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 Hitler's Germany.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Fonz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 1976 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Parmeso Emekrasha: Buddhist Monk.
- Soleil Moon Frye: American actress.
- Melissa George: Australian actress.
- Soleil Frye: TV Actress.
- Adam Ritson: Australian rugby player.
- Gregor Piatigorsky: Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (d. 1976).
- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
- Former UK Postmaster General John Stonehouse is sentenced to 7 years' jail for fraud, theft and forgery.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
- Wings - Let 'Em In
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
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