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Thursday 19 August 1976

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephan Schmidt . 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 Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quiz Show or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Bluey

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

Movies

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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Gator

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton

Country: United States

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Futureworld

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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Obsession

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Genevive Bujold, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Lifeguard

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jeno Kenessey: Composer, dies at 70.
  • Ken Wadsworth: New Zealand cricketer (Born 1946).
  • Alastair Sim: Scottish actor in film and on stage, making his debut on stage at the age of 30 and film at 35.
Facts:
  • President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at Kansas City convention.
  • U.S. President Gerald Ford edges out challenger Ronald Reagan to win the Republican Party presidential nomination in Kansas City.

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Passages

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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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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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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Trinity

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barricade

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Snake

Publisher: RamTeK

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Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

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Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing


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