Saturday July 17, 1976

US date format: 7/17/1976, UK date format: 17/7/1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 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 Luke Bryan and Kimberley (South Africa). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. The Message, directed by Moustapha Akkad, 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 Forget Me Not. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Sprint 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Events

  • Indonesian President Suharto annexes East Timor
  • History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
  • The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.

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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

Swashbuckler

Swashbuckler

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Claudia Jennings, Tara Strohmeier, Jocelyn Jones, Miles Watkins

Little Girl... Big Tease

Little Girl... Big Tease

Directed by: Roberto Mitrotti

Starring: Jody Ray, Mary Mendum, Phil Bendone, Robert Furey

Squirm

Squirm

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

Starring: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Saramandaia

Saramandaia

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

It's Childsplay

It's Childsplay

Days to next July 17

If July 17, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 2 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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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 …

The Canfield Decision by Spiro T. Agnew

The Canfield Decision

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This book is about a Vice President who was "destroyed by his own ambition."

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

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place

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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

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 17, 1976?

On July 17, 1976 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is July 17, 1976?

On July 17, 1976 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 17, 1976?

On July 17, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 17, 1976?

On July 17, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 17, 1976?

On July 17, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 17, 1976?

On July 17, 1976 several famous people were born including, Luke Bryan, Kimberley (South Africa), Dagmara Dominczyk.

What was the number one song in July 17, 1976?

The number one song in the week of July 17, 1976 was Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee in UK.

What were the top hits on July 17, 1976?

The top hits on July 17, 1976 were Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band, Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans, I'll Be Good To You by The Brothers Johnson in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee, The Roussos Phenomenon by Demis Roussos, You To Me Are Everything by The Real Thing in UK.


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