Monday 26 July 1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tanja Szewczenko and Brad Wilkins.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans.
In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits.
Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, 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 Bluey.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Outlaw.
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Which were the important events of 26 July 1976 ?
- Tanja Szewczenko: German figure skater.
- Brad Wilkins: American architect.
- Alice Taglioni: French actress (of Corsican father), she became Miss Corsica in 1996.
- Elena Kustarova: Russian ice dancer and coach.
- In Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan announces his choice of liberal U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker as his vice presidential running mate, in an effort to woo moderate Republican delegates away from President Gerald Ford.
- The United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Uganda.
- Delegates attending an American Legion convention at The Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, begin falling ill with a form of pneumonia: this will eventually be recognised as the first outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and will end in the deaths of 29 attendees.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye
- Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
- Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
- Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Seals and Crofts - Get Closer
- The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life
- The Beach Boys - Rock And Roll Music
- The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
- Wings - Let 'Em In
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