Friday 27 August 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cartos Moya and Craig Mills.
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 Chorlton and the Wheelies.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Quiz Show.
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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Cartos Moya: Spain -- Tennis star.
- Craig Mills: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets).
- Carlos Moya: Spanish tennis player.
- Milano Collection Akihito Terui: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Carlos Moyá: Spanish tennis player, he was the French Open singles champion in 1998 and the singles runner-up at the 1997 Australian Open.
- Guillaume Peltier: French politician and business leader. He is a former member of the National Front and the former leader of its youth section. Peltier leads The Strong Right, a right-wing populist faction of the UMP, similar to The Popular Right faction. Since February 2013, he has been vice-president of the Union for a Popular Movement.
- Sarah Chalke: Canadian actress
- Mark Webber: Race Car Driver
- Audrey Delsanti: French astronomer and biologist
- Milano AT: Japanese wrestler
- Mukesh : Indian playback singer (Born 1923).
- Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
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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
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- George Benson - This Masquerade
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