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Monday August 16, 1976

US date format: 8/16/1976, UK date format: 16/8/1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonatan Johansson and Tiina Kankaanpaa. 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. Run After Me Until I Catch You, directed by Robert Pouret, 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 Ivan the Terrible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Directed by: Robert Pouret

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

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J.D.'s Revenge

Directed by: Arthur Marks

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

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Balika Badhu

Directed by: Tarun Majumdar

Starring: Sachin, Rajni Sharma, Asrani, A.K. Hangal

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Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Country: United States of America

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The Shootist

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

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Bonjour Paris

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Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

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Orde Wingate

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Vater Seidl und sein Sohn

Starring: Walter Sedlmayr, Monika Dahlberg, Stefan Sichlinger, Hans Clarin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1976 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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  • 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional, Maryland
  • St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
  • The Ramones, made their first quotprofessionalquot performance at CBGB.

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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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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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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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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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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



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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