Tuesday 31 August 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Roque Junior and Radek Martinek.
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.
Burnt Offerings, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris 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 Colossal Cave Adventure or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1976 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Roque Junior: Brazilian footballer.
- Radek Martinek: Czech ice hockey player.
- Vincent Delerm: French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer, son of Philippe, famous French writer, and Martine, illustrator.
- Shar Jackson: TV Actress.
- Roque Júnior: Brazilian footballer and manager.
- Radek Martínek: Czech ice hockey player
- Kornelis H Miskotte: Theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81.
- George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing My Sweet Lord
- Mexican peso devalued
- Trinidad and Tobago adopts constitution
- Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
- Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
- Wings - Let 'Em In
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Elton John - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- George Benson - This Masquerade
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