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Wednesday 18 August 1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daphnée Duplaix and Michael Greis. 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. Gator, directed by Burt Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breakout or Colossal Cave Adventure.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Burnt Offerings

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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 18 August 1976 ?

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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  • In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
  • At Panmunjom, North Korea, 2 United States soldiers are killed while trying to chop down part of a tree in the Korean Demilitarized Zone which had obscured their view.

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1976?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Disease Detectives -- Aug. 16, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8498
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Aug. 9, 1976


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Scoundrel Time

By: Lillian Hellman

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

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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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By: Gail Sheehy

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

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

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Stunt Cycle

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Simulation

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

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