Tuesday 17 August 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Salvatore Sicari and Eric Boulton.
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 Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Outlaw or Sprint 2.
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1976 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Salvatore Sicari: American homicide accomplice who, with his pal Charles Jaynes, kidnapped Jeffrey Curley on 10/01/1997, approximately 3:30 PM, Cambridge, MA.
- Eric Boulton: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Scott Halberstadt: American actor.
- Geertjan Lassche: Dutch journalist and director.
- Serhiy Zakarlyuka: Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014).
- An earthquake and tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
- Big win for WI at The Oval Michael Holding 14-149 for match
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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
- 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 Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
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