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Saturday 14 August 1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caren Lyn Tackett and Steve Braun. 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 Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Race or Starship 1.
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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

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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 14 August 1976 ?

  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
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  • 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
  • The Senegalese political party PAI-Renovation is legally recognized. PAI-Renovation thus becomes the third legal party in the country.

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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 ?

Agent In Place

By: Helen MacInnes

Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

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Crowned Heads

By: Thomas Tryon

Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

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The West End Horror

By: Nicholas Meyer


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A Stranger In The Mirror

By: Sidney Sheldon

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

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Genre: Turn-based strategy

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

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Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

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