Tuesday 2 November 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cédric Jandau and Thierry Omeyer.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band.
In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits.
Carrie, directed by Brian De Palma, 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 The Outsiders.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blockade or Breakout.
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1976 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Cédric Jandau: French footballer, who played as a midfielder mainly for Calais (1994-2002).
- Thierry Omeyer: French handball goalkeeper who currently plays for THW Kiel.
- Margus Hernits: Estonian figure skater.
- Sidney Ponson: Aruban baseball player.
- Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for President
- New Jersey voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
- SD Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
- Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter (Democrat) defeats incumbent Gerald R Ford (Republican) in US presidential election.
- A referendum in New Jersey approves legalizing casino gaming for Atlantic City by a 3-to-2 margin.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Heart - Magic Man
- Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
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