Sunday 11 July 1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eduardo Najera and Eduardo Nájera.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee 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.
On TV people were watching Power Without Glory.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Stunt Cycle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 July 1976 ?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Eduardo Najera: Mexican-born basketball player.
- Eduardo Nájera: Mexican-American basketball player and coach.
- Leon de Greiff: Colombian poet (Born 1895).
- 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
- In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling Headlocks & Wedlocks
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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