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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1976: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1976?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1976 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • 02 Aug 1976 A gunman murders Andrea Wilborn and Stan Farr and injures Priscilla Davis and Gus Gavrel, in an incident at Priscilla's mansion in Fort Worth, Texas. T. Cullen Davis, Priscilla's husband and one of the richest men in Texas, is tried and found innocent for Andrea's murder, involvement in a plot to kill several people (including Priscilla and a judge), and a wrongful death lawsuit. Cullen goes broke afterwards.
  • 05 Aug 1976 The Great Clock of Westminster (or Big Ben) suffers internal damage and stops running for over nine months.
  • 06 Aug 1976 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
  • 07 Aug 1976 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • 08 Aug 1976 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • 09 Aug 1976 Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI vs. Glamorgan
  • 11 Aug 1976 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami
  • 12 Aug 1976 First approach and lands test (ALT) of NASA space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.
  • 14 Aug 1976 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
  • 15 Aug 1976 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 16 Aug 1976 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional, Maryland
  • 17 Aug 1976 An earthquake and tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
  • 18 Aug 1976 In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
  • 19 Aug 1976 President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at Kansas City convention.
  • 21 Aug 1976 Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
  • 22 Aug 1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 23 Aug 1976 Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
  • 24 Aug 1976 Soyuz 21 returns to Earth.
  • 25 Aug 1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • 27 Aug 1976 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • 28 Aug 1976 New York Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup.
  • 29 Aug 1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 30 Aug 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 31 Aug 1976 George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing My Sweet Lord

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Movies

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The Shootist

The Shootist

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Country: United States of America

The Ritz

The Ritz

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Max Havelaar

Max Havelaar

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Fons Rademakers

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

Balika Badhu

Balika Badhu

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Tarun Majumdar

Starring: Sachin, Rajni Sharma, Asrani, A.K. Hangal

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1976?
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Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Ordinary People

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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

Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes

Agent In Place

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Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

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

Dolores by Jacqueline Susann

Dolores

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This is the intense, tragic story of Dolores Ryan, the beautiful and fashionable young widow of an assassinated American President. After his death, Dolores finds herself too poor to sustain her extravagant tastes and too lonely to be fulfilled as …

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow