Thursday 12 August 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mikko Lindstrom and Wednesday 13.
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 Indy 4 or Sprint 2.
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1976 ?
- Mikko Lindstrom: Finnish guitarist (HIM).
- Wednesday 13: American vocalist (, Murderdolls).
- Richard McCourt: English children's television presenter.
- Pedro Collins: Barbadian cricketer.
- Mikko Lindström: Finnish guitarist (HIM and WhoCares).
- Brad Lukowich: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Henry Tuilagi: Samoan rugby union footballer
- Antoine Walker: NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
- Thomas Edward Driberg: 1st Baron Bradwell, journalist.
- 1st approach and lands test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
- First approach and lands test (ALT) of NASA space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.
- Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
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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