Thursday July 29, 1976
US date format: 7/29/1976, UK date format: 29/7/1976
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Raphaëlle Delaunay and Lana Kinnear.
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 Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bonjour Paris.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heavyweight Champ or Sprint 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 29, 1976?
- In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the ''Son of Sam'') kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
- Mickey Cohen: American gangster who was an elusive...
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 29, 1976?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Aretha Franklin - Something He Can Feel
- Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (part 1)
- Ohio Players - Who'd She Coo?
- George Benson - This Masquerade
- James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway
- David Ruffin - Everything's Coming Up Love
- War - Summer
- B.T. Express - Can't Stop Groovin' Now, Wanna Do It Some More
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