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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
- Wings - Let 'Em In
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
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