Monday 12 July 1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Guillaume Gille and Dan Boyle.
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 The Amazing Maze Game or F-1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 July 1976 ?
- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
- The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
- Kiribati - Independence Day
- RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day
- Guillaume Gille: French handballer who last played for Chambéry SH.
- Dan Boyle: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Anna Friel: English actress.
- Tracie Spencer: American singer-songwriter and actress.
- Ted Mack: Denver, Colorado -- TV host (Original Amateur Hour).
- Ian Dury and Kilburns disband
- Barbara Jordan is the first black person to keynote a political convention.
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
- More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection
- Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Captain and Tennille - Shop Around
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
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