Tuesday 5 October 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Song Seung-hun and J J Yeley.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy.
In UK Dancing Queen by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger, 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 Candy Candy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Sprint 2.
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Which were the important events of 5 October 1976 ?
- Song Seung-hun: South Korean actor.
- J J Yeley: American race car driver.
- Alessandra Sublet: French TV host and radio presenter, daughter of Joël Sublet, soccer player at the Olympique Lyonnais, and also cousin of Willy Sagnol, who played at Bayern Munich and in the French team.
- Ramzan Kadyrov: Russian-Chechen general and politician 3rd President of the Chechen Republic.
- Song Seung-heon: South Korean actor and singer.
- Barbara Nichols: Actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46.
- Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
- Orleans - Still The One
- 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
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
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