Saturday 7 August 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Brusque and Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos.
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 Breakout or Night Driver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 August 1976 ?
- Nicolas Brusque: French rugby player, a member of the French rugby team 1999, playing as full back.
- Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos: Greek footballer and manager.
- Shane Lechler: American football player.
- Cecil Weston: Actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86.
- Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
- Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking 1 found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars.
- US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
- American Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth.
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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