Sunday August 15, 1976

US date format: 8/15/1976, UK date format: 15/8/1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 15, 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 Boudewijn Zenden and Priscilla Taylor. 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 Indy 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1976, at August 15 across the years or at August 1976 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

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Movies

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The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

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

The Ritz

The Ritz

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

The Omen

The Omen

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Power Without Glory

Power Without Glory

Starring: Martin Vaughan, Rosalind Speirs, Heather Canning, Irene Inescort

Country: Australia

How old am I?

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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?

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 15, 1976?

On August 15, 1976 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 15, 1976?

On August 15, 1976 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 15, 1976?

On August 15, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 15, 1976?

On August 15, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 15, 1976?

On August 15, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 15, 1976?

On August 15, 1976 several famous people were born including, Boudewijn Zenden, Priscilla Taylor, Ger Unterluggauer.

Which famous people died on August 15, 1976?

Famous people died on August 15, 1976 include, Jean P J C Haesaert.

What was the number one song in August 15, 1976?

The number one song in the week of August 15, 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 15, 1976?

The top hits on August 15, 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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