Sunday August 29, 1976

US date format: 8/29/1976, UK date format: 29/8/1976

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 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 Luana Piovani and Zoltán Almási. 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. Max Havelaar, directed by Fons Rademakers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ivan the Terrible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Amazing Maze Game or Night Driver.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Events

  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

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Movies

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Max Havelaar

Max Havelaar

Directed by: Fons Rademakers

Starring: Peter Faber, Sacha Bulthuis, Adendu Soesilaningrat, Maruli Sitompul

King Kong

King Kong

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Country: United States of America

Vigilante Force

Vigilante Force

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters

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

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

Monster Squad

Monster Squad

Days to next August 29

If August 29, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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 …

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 29, 1976?

On August 29, 1976 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 29, 1976?

On August 29, 1976 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 29, 1976?

On August 29, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 29, 1976?

On August 29, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 29, 1976?

On August 29, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 29, 1976?

On August 29, 1976 several famous people were born including, Luana Piovani, Zoltán Almási, Pablo Mastroeni.

Which famous people died on August 29, 1976?

Famous people died on August 29, 1976 include, Jimmy Reed, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Anissa Jones.

What was the number one song in August 29, 1976?

The number one song in the week of August 29, 1976 was Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee in UK.

What were the top hits on August 29, 1976?

The top hits on August 29, 1976 were Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees, Let 'Em In by Wings in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee, A Little Bit More by Dr Hook, Jeans On by David Dundas in UK.


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