Thursday 8 July 1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ellen MacArthur and Audrey Crespo-Mara.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band.
In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits.
They Came from Within, directed by David Cronenberg, 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 Power Without Glory.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Stunt Cycle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Ellen MacArthur: British sailor, achieved the second-fasted solo around the world on 2/11/2001, 7:36 PM, Les Sables d'Olonne despite extreme conditions.
- Audrey Crespo-Mara
- Odile Vuillemin
- Grettell Valdéz: Mexican actress.
- Lina Teoh
- Benoît Gicquel: French jockey with 35 wins in obstacle races.
- Iyari Limon
- Michael Renfurm: Surinam / Dutch soccer player (Sparta).
- Staci Wilson: Livingston, New Jersey -- Soccer defender (1996 Olympics).
- Talal El Karkouri: Moroccan footballer.
- Talal Karkouri: Moroccan footballer.
- David Kennedy: American guitarist and songwriter (Angels & Airwaves Box Car Racer Hazen Street and Over My Dead Body).
- Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
- Captain and Tennille - Shop Around
- More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection
- Wings - Silly Love Songs
- Dorothy Moore - Misty Blue
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Sara Smile
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
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