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Wednesday 4 August 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valérie Leclercq and Kym Johnson. 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. Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Sea Wolf.
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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Genevive Bujold, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young

Country: United States

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The Shootist

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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They Came from Within

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry

Country: United States

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To the Devil a Daughter

Directed by: Peter Sykes

Starring: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Kottan ermittelt

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

Country: Austria

Grlom u jagode

Starring: Branko Cvejic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Olivera Markovic, Rahela Ferari


Written by: Jock Blair, Ian Jones

Starring: Lucky Grills, Gerda Nicolson, John Diedrich, Ken Goodlet

Country: Australia

Power Without Glory

Starring: Martin Vaughan, Rosalind Speirs, Heather Canning, Irene Inescort

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1976 ?

  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Russians

By: Hedrick Smith

Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people.

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By: Earl Wilson

An unauthorized biography by Earl Wilson, published by Macmillan in 1976, contains 336 pages.

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Scoundrel Time

By: Lillian Hellman

In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

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Touch Not The Cat

By: Mary Stewart

Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game


Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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