Wednesday August 11, 1976

US date format: 8/11/1976, UK date format: 11/8/1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 11, 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 Semir Zuzo and Ben Gibbard. 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. J.D.'s Revenge, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ivan the Terrible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
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Events

  • Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
  • Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die

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Movies

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J.D.'s Revenge

J.D.'s Revenge

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Directed by: Robert Pouret

Starring: Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Geneviève Fontanel, Christine Laurent

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

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

Estúpido Cupido

Estúpido Cupido

Days to next August 11

If August 11, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

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.

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

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?

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 11, 1976?

On August 11, 1976 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 11, 1976?

On August 11, 1976 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 11, 1976?

On August 11, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 11, 1976?

On August 11, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 11, 1976?

On August 11, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 11, 1976?

On August 11, 1976 several famous people were born including, Semir Zuzo, Ben Gibbard, Tinsley Mortimer.

What was the number one song in August 11, 1976?

The number one song in the week of August 11, 1976 was Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee in UK.

What were the top hits on August 11, 1976?

The top hits on August 11, 1976 were Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees, Let 'Em In by Wings in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee, A Little Bit More by Dr Hook, Jeans On by David Dundas in UK.


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