Thursday 19 August 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stephan Schmidt .
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.
Burnt Offerings, directed by Dan Curtis, 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 Blockade or Indy 4.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Stephan Schmidt: German footballer and manager.
- President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at Kansas City convention.
- U.S. President Gerald Ford edges out challenger Ronald Reagan to win the Republican Party presidential nomination in Kansas City.
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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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