Sunday August 01, 1976
US date format: 8/1/1976, UK date format: 1/8/1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Nwankwo Kanu and S?ren Jochumsen.
In that special week of August 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.
The Shootist, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while The Rockefellers by Peter Collier and David Horowitz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bonjour Paris.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Stunt Cycle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 01, 1976?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
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- 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
- Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
- Seattle Seahawks play first (preseason) soccer game (San Francisco Gales 27, Seattle 20).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
- Wings - Let 'Em In
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Aretha Franklin - Something He Can Feel
- Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (part 1)
- Ohio Players - Who'd She Coo?
- George Benson - This Masquerade
- James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway
- David Ruffin - Everything's Coming Up Love
- War - Summer
- B.T. Express - Can't Stop Groovin' Now, Wanna Do It Some More
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 01If August 01, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 1 month, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 8 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?