Friday October 01, 1976

US date format: 10/1/1976, UK date format: 1/10/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 1, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Inna Zobova and Blu Cantrell. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. In UK Dancing Queen by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while The Deep by Peter Benchley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stay Tuned. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dukedom or Night Driver.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • See more

Events

  • 1st Dutch casino opens

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Movies

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Car Wash

Car Wash

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Country: United States of America

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Country: United States of America

Satan's Brew

Satan's Brew

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Helen Vita, Volker Spengler

Meet Him and Die

Meet Him and Die

Directed by: Franco Prosperi

Starring: Ray Lovelock, Martin Balsam, Elke Sommer, Ettore Manni

A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Spiros Andros

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TV Series

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Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gribouille

Gribouille

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Days to next October 01

If October 01, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 11 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

The Lonely Lady

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“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy “Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly A young schoolgirl with dreams of being an actress, JeriLee Randall, is at the dawn of discovering

Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Ordinary People

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The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 01, 1976?

On October 01, 1976 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 01, 1976?

On October 01, 1976 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 01, 1976?

On October 01, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 01, 1976?

On October 01, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 01, 1976?

On October 01, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 01, 1976?

On October 01, 1976 several famous people were born including, Inna Zobova, Blu Cantrell, Blu Cantrell.

What was the number one song in October 01, 1976?

The number one song in the week of October 01, 1976 was Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry in US and Dancing Queen by Abba in UK.

What were the top hits on October 01, 1976?

The top hits on October 01, 1976 were Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry, I'd Really Love To See You Tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley, A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy in US and Dancing Queen by Abba, Can't Get By Without You by The Real Thing, Let 'Em In by Wings in UK.


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