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Friday 13 August 1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grégory Fitoussi and Ozge Ozberk. 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. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream by Doris Kearns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breakout or Death Race.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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 13 August 1976 ?

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1976?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Aug. 9, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8497
  • Time: Inset: Mars from NASA.


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream

By: Doris Kearns

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.

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The West End Horror

By: Nicholas Meyer


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The Deep

By: Peter Benchley

A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship.

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By: Leon Uris

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 ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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