Friday 10 September 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty by K.C and the Sunshine Band.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits.
Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
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- Gregory Robert Henderson: Dunedin, New Zealand -- 4k pursuit cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- Marty Holah: New Zealand rugby player.
- Gustavo Kuerten: Brazilian tennis player.
- Vassilis Lakis: Greek footballer.
- Matt Morgan: American basketball player wrestler and actor.
- Reinder Nummerdor: Dutch volleyball player
- Guga Kuerten: Brazilian tennis champion who won the Roland Garros on 7/08/1997 and 6/11/2000. With his defeat of Sergi Bruguera, the talented right-hander, once accused of being too relaxed to be a "real" champion, became an overnight celebrity with fans around the world, changing his life forever. He was voted Brazil’s athlete of the year for 1997.
- Dalton Trumbo: American screenwriter and novelist, who scripted films including Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
- Dorothy Devore: Actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77.
- George Baxter: Actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71.
- Mordecai Johnson: 1st black President of Howard University, dies at 86.
- 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
- 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
- A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Wings - Let 'Em In
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- War - Summer
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