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Monday 30 August 1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lillo Brancato Jr and Sarah-Jane Potts. In that special week of August people in US were listening to You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees. 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 Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vater Seidl und sein Sohn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 or Fonz.
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TV Series

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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 30 August 1976 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
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Facts:
  • Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Candidates Bob Dole & Gerald Ford
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8500
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The G.O.P. in Trouble -- Aug. 23, 1976

Books

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

Scoundrel Time

By: Lillian Hellman

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

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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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The Final Days

By: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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

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Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

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Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

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Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

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