Friday August 20, 1976

US date format: 8/20/1976, UK date format: 20/8/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Anaïs Croze and Kristen Miller. 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. J.D.'s Revenge, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ivan the Terrible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Fonz.
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Holidays

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
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J.D.'s Revenge

J.D.'s Revenge

Directed by: Arthur Marks

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

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Directed by: Robert Pouret

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

Balika Badhu

Balika Badhu

Directed by: Tarun Majumdar

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

Gator

Gator

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

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

Country: United States of America

The Shootist

The Shootist

Directed by: Don Siegel

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Vater Seidl und sein Sohn

Vater Seidl und sein Sohn

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

Days to next August 20

If August 20, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 1 month old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid

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A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its …

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

Sinatra by Earl Wilson

Sinatra

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An unauthorized biography by Earl Wilson, published by Macmillan in 1976, contains 336 pages.

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream by Doris Kearns

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream

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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.

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?

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game


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