Wednesday 7 July 1976
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band.
In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits.
They Came from Within, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 July 1976 ?
- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Bérénice Bejo: Argentine-French actress, known for playing Christiana in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale and Peppy Miller in the 2011 film The Artist.
- Dominic Foley: Irish footballer.
- Vasily Petrenko: Russian conductor.
- Ercüment Olgundeniz: Turkish discus thrower and shot putter.
- E Henry Knoche, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
- Lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
- Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
- Captain and Tennille - Shop Around
- More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
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