Monday 16 August 1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jonatan Johansson and Tiina Kankaanpaa.
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 Outlaw or Quiz Show.
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Jonatan Johansson: Finnish footballer.
- Tiina Kankaanpaa: Finnish discus thrower.
- Dave Ockun: American concert producer.
- Brendan Cowell: Australian actor, screenwriter, director and novelist.
- 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional, Maryland
- St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
- The Ramones, made their first quotprofessionalquot performance at CBGB.
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
- 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 Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
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