Wednesday 20 October 1976
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Reidel Anthony and Tom Wisniewski.
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.
On TV people were watching Candy Candy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Datsun 280 ZZZAP or Heavyweight Champ.
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Which were the important events of 20 October 1976 ?
- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Reidel Anthony: Wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
- Tom Wisniewski: American guitarist (MxPx).
- Mohammad Khan: British alleged terrorist, implicated by Scotland Yard as one of the suicide bombers who detonated explosives on the London underground on July 7, 2005.
- Arban Severin: American composer, musician and film actress.
- Nikolaos Bacharidis: Greek footballer.
- Dan Fogler: American actor director producer and screenwriter
- Nicola Legrottaglie: Italian footballer and manager
- 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
- New York Nets' Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to the Philadelphia 76ers.
- The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.
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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