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Monday 30 August 1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lillo Brancato Jr and Mike Koplove. In that special week of August people in US were listening to You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees. 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 Vater Seidl und sein Sohn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Fonz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Burnt Offerings

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Gator

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton

Country: United States

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Futureworld

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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Obsession

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Genevive Bujold, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Squirm

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

Starring: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom

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Hot Fudge Show

Starring: Ron Coden, Arte Johnson, Larry Santos

Country: United States

In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom

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Standing Room Only

Starring: Frank Langella, Red Skelton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Susan Clark

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
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Facts:
  • Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1976?

  • Time: Candidates Bob Dole & Gerald Ford
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8500
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The G.O.P. in Trouble -- Aug. 23, 1976

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Curtain

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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The Greek Treasure

By: Irving Stone

Be it Michelangelo or Henry Schliemann, be it a chisel or a pick, there's always a lot of wood to chop in one of Irving Stone's factually fortified biographies of great men of obdurate vigor.

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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

An account of the interrelated lives of the families of a New Rochelle manufacturer, an immigrant socialist, and a Harlem musician and their involvements with period notables is set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century American history.

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The Choirboys

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap–each has his horror story, his bad dream, ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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