Tuesday 19 October 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to If You Leave Me Now by Chicago.
In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits.
Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
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- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Jostein Gulbrandsen: Norwegian guitarist and composer.
- Paul Hartley: Scottish footballer and manager.
- Hiroshi Sakai: Japanese footballer.
- Dan Smith: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Michael Young: American baseball player.
- Robert Scott: American homicide victim. Scott was slain on June 8, 2003 at about 4 PM while standing with his girl friend at a bus stop in front of a fast-food restaurant in Cambridge, MA. A man, whom Scott seemed to have known, approached and Scott began running away. The assailant, shot him in the back four times and fled on foot. About six months prior to his death, Scott had been held in another stabbing incident but had been cleared, and his mother said he was trying to get his life back together. Scott
- Amber Hamilton: Auburn, Washington -- Miss America - Washington (1996)
- Joy Bryant: American actress
- Desmond Harrington: American actor
- Omar Gooding: American actor
- Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Orleans - Still The One
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
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