Friday 16 July 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Petkovic and Carlos Humberto Paredes.
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.
Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, 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 Indy 4 or Sea Wolf.
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Which were the important events of 16 July 1976 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Michael Petkovic: Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics - 1996).
- Carlos Humberto Paredes: Paraguyan footballer.
- Bobby Lashley: American professional wrestler.
- Tomasz Kuchar: Polish race car driver.
- Carlos Paredes: Paraguayan footballer.
- Anna Smashnova: Minsk, Russia -- Tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
- Zak Smith: American porn actor and painter
- Carmelo Soria: Spanish diplomat (assassinated) (Born 1921).
- Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after six years.
- July 20 – Albert Spaggiari and his gang break into the vault of the Societe Generale Bank in Nice, France.
- The 1976 Summer Olympics begin in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- East Timor is declared the 27th province of Indonesia.
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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