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Tuesday 31 August 1976

1976-08-31

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). 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.
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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 31 August 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing My Sweet Lord
  • Mexican peso devalued
  • Trinidad and Tobago adopts constitution
  • Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)

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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

The Greek Treasure

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Ragtime

By: E. L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

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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 ?

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter


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