Friday 23 July 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Inger Lise Ebeltoft and Judit Polgar.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits.
Squirm, directed by Jeff Lieberman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Fonz.
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Which were the important events of 23 July 1976 ?
- Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
- St. Liborius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
- Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
- Libya - Revolution Day
- Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
- Inger Lise Ebeltoft: Miss Universe - Norway (1996).
- Judit Polgar: Hungarian chess player.
- Jonathan Gallant: Canadian bassist (Billy Talent).
- Mathieu Madénian: French humourist, formerly lawyer, born to an Armenian father and a German father, he should have been present at Charlie Hebdo office but he had to wait for a television technician at his home.
- Judit Polgár: Hungarian chess player.
- Wilhelmina Von Bremen: 4X100 relay sprinter (1932 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 64.
- 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
- Baltimore Orioles' player Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
- Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- John Travolta - Let Her In
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