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Friday 20 August 1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Curtis and Chris Drury. 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 A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hitler's Germany. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or Outlaw.
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 20 August 1976 ?

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
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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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 ?

A Man Called Intrepid

By: William Stevenson

A classic about real-life WWII espionage, as conducted by its modern master * A Man Called Intrepid is the classic true story of Sir William Stephenson (codenamed Intrepid) and the spy

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Sinatra

By: Earl Wilson

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

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The Final Days

By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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

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Dolores

By: Jacqueline Susann

From the dust jacket: DOLORES is Jacqueline Susann's last book. It is the intense, tragic story of Dolores Ryan, the beautiful and fashionable young widow of an assassinated American President.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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