Saturday 17 July 1976
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Matthew Holmes and Dagmara Dominczyk.
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 The Amazing Maze Game or Sea Wolf.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1976 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Matthew Holmes: Australian actor.
- Dagmara Dominczyk: Polish actress.
- Luke Bryan: American musician.
- Gino D'Acampo: Italian celebrity chef.
- Dagmara Domińczyk: Polish-American actress.
- Anders Svensson: Swedish footballer and sportscaster
- Matt Holmes: Australian actor
- Eric Winter: American model and actor
- Indonesian President Suharto annexes East Timor
- History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
- The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
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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