Sunday 8 August 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Liraz Mesilaty and Seung-Yeop Lee.
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 Bigfoot Bonkers or Blockade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1976 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Liraz Mesilaty: Miss Universe - Israel (1996).
- Seung-Yeop Lee: Korean baseball player.
- Jeff Simmons: American race car driver.
- Olivier Monterrubio: French footballer who played as a midfielder.
- Drew Lachey: American singer.
- John Roselli: hired by US Central Intelligence Agency to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro, is found murdered.
- Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
- As part of the ABA-NBA merger agreement, a dispersal draft is conducted to assign teams for the players on the two ABA franchises which had folded.
- Ten thousand Protestant and Catholic women demonstrate for peace in Northern Ireland.
- The Senegalese political party ''PAI-Rénovation'' is legally recognized, becoming the third legal party in the country.
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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