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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1976?
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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

A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger In The Mirror

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A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.A

The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

The Lonely Lady

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“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy “Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly A young schoolgirl with dreams of being an actress, JeriLee Randall, is at the dawn of discovering

Sinatra by Earl Wilson

Sinatra

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An unauthorized biography by Earl Wilson, published by Macmillan in 1976, contains 336 pages.

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep

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A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship.