Sunday August 08, 1976

US date format: 8/8/1976, UK date format: 8/8/1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 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 JC Chasez and Drew Lachey. 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. Balika Badhu, directed by Tarun Majumdar, 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 Ivan the Terrible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Fonz.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Events

  • Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • As part of the ABA-NBA merger agreement, a dispersal draft is conducted to assign teams for the players on the two ABA franchises which had folded.
  • Ten thousand Protestant and Catholic women demonstrate for peace in Northern Ireland.
  • The Senegalese political party ''PAI-Rénovation'' is legally recognized, becoming the third legal party in the country.

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Movies

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Balika Badhu

Balika Badhu

Directed by: Tarun Majumdar

Starring: Sachin, Rajni Sharma, Asrani, A.K. Hangal

Gator

Gator

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Country: United States of America

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

TV Series

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Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

The Bluestone Boys

The Bluestone Boys

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 1 month, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

The Lonely Lady

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“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy “Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly A young schoolgirl with dreams of being an actress, JeriLee Randall, is at the dawn of discovering

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream by Doris Kearns

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream

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Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography.

The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror

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Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving


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