Wednesday July 28, 1976

US date format: 7/28/1976, UK date format: 28/7/1976

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 28, 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 Jacoby Shaddix and Anne-Elisabeth Blateau. 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. The Shootist, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Rockefellers by Peter Collier and David Horowitz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bonjour Paris. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starship 1 or Indy 4.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Celsus
  • St. Victor
  • St. Innocent
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Nazarius
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Events

  • 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
  • 8.2 and 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
  • Eldon Joersz and Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph.
  • The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.

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Movies

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The Shootist

The Shootist

Directed by: Don Siegel

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

Country: United States of America

The Ritz

The Ritz

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Futureworld

Futureworld

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Country: United States of America

The Devil's Men

The Devil's Men

Directed by: Kostas Karagiannis

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing, Luan Peters, Kostas Karagiorgis

Violent Naples

Violent Naples

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Elio Zamuto

TV Series

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Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Hitler's Germany

Hitler's Germany

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kottan ermittelt

Kottan ermittelt

Starring: Walter Davy, Curt A. Tichy, Bibiane Zeller, Carlo Böhm

Country: Austria

Days to next July 28

If July 28, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 2 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Rockefellers by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

The Rockefellers

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Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr.,

The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror

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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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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 …

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 …

A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger In The Mirror

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 28, 1976?

On July 28, 1976 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 28, 1976?

On July 28, 1976 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 28, 1976?

On July 28, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 28, 1976?

On July 28, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 28, 1976?

On July 28, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 28, 1976?

On July 28, 1976 several famous people were born including, Jacoby Shaddix, Anne-Elisabeth Blateau, Kai Schumann.

Which famous people died on July 28, 1976?

Famous people died on July 28, 1976 include, Jacob Soetendorp, Lucie Mannheim.

What was the number one song in July 28, 1976?

The number one song in the week of July 28, 1976 was Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee in UK.

What were the top hits on July 28, 1976?

The top hits on July 28, 1976 were Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans, Love Is Alive by Gary Wright, Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee, The Roussos Phenomenon by Demis Roussos, You To Me Are Everything by The Real Thing in UK.


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