Monday August 30, 1976

US date format: 8/30/1976, UK date format: 30/8/1976

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 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 Lillo Brancato Jr and Mike Koplove. 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. East End Hustle, directed by Frank Vitale, 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 Gribouille. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Night Driver.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

Events

  • Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution

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Movies

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East End Hustle

East End Hustle

Directed by: Frank Vitale

Starring: Andrée Pelletier, Anne-Marie Provencher, Miguel Fernandes, Allan Moyle

The Clown Murders

The Clown Murders

Directed by: Martyn Burke

Starring: Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane, John Candy

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

TV Series

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Gribouille

Gribouille

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

Days to next August 30

If August 30, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 10 days.
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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

Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart

Touch Not The Cat

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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.

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

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Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

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.

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?

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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