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Friday 27 August 1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cartos Moya and Craig Mills. 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 Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching In Search of.... If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Blockade.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Jacksons

Starring: Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson

Country: United States

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The Ghosts of Motley Hall

Starring: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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 27 August 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mukesh : Indian playback singer (Born 1923).
Facts:
  • Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The G.O.P. in Trouble -- Aug. 23, 1976
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8499
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Disease Detectives -- Aug. 16, 1976

Books

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

Touch Not The Cat

By: Mary Stewart

Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

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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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Ordinary People

By: Judith Guest

The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical

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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 ?

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

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Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

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