Friday 22 October 1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jon Foreman and Luke Adams.
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 Colossal Cave Adventure or Fonz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 October 1976 ?
- Jon Foreman: American musician (Switchfoot).
- Luke Adams: Australian race walker.
- Laidback Luke: Filipino-Dutch DJ and Producer.
- Helen Svedin: Swedish model.
- Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
- Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
- Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, the 5th President of Ireland, resigns after being publicly insulted by the Minister for Defense.
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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