Monday 9 August 1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Audrey Tautou and Jessica Capshaw.
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 F-1 or Starship 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1976 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Audrey Tautou: French actress who made a splash in "Amélie" in 2001.
- Jessica Capshaw: American actress.
- Nawaf al-Hazmi: Saudi Arabian terrorist hijacker of American Airlines Flight 77 (d. 2001).
- Aled Jones: Welsh radio host and producer.
- Rhona Mitra: English actress and singer.
- Mark Priestley: Australian actor (Born 1970)
- Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI vs. Glamorgan
- Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
- USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date 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
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
- Wings - Let 'Em In
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- 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
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
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