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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • 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).

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Movies

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The Shootist

The Shootist

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Country: United States of America

The Ritz

The Ritz

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Futureworld

Futureworld

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Country: United States of America

The Devil's Men

The Devil's Men

Directed by: Kostas Karagiannis

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing, Luan Peters, Kostas Karagiorgis

Violent Naples

Violent Naples

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Elio Zamuto

TV Series

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Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Hitler's Germany

Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kottan ermittelt

Kottan ermittelt

Starring: Walter Davy, Curt A. Tichy, Bibiane Zeller, Carlo Böhm

Country: Austria

Days to next August 01

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Rockefellers by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

The Rockefellers

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Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr.,

The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror

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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid

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A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its …

A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger In The Mirror

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A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

F-1

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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