Friday October 08, 1976

US date format: 10/8/1976, UK date format: 8/10/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 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 Galo Blanco and Seryoga . In that special week of October people in US were listening to A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. The Inheritance, directed by Mauro Bolognini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stay Tuned. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Sprint 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • Sex Pistols sign with EMI

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Movies

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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Gigi Proietti

God Told Me To

God Told Me To

Directed by: Larry Cohen

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney

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

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 08

If October 08, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 11 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Right And The Power by Leon Jaworski

The Right And The Power

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First Edition. Book is in NF condition. Black boards with gilt lettering. DJ is Good Condition, has tiny tears and creases.

Dolores by Jacqueline Susann

Dolores

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This is the intense, tragic story of Dolores Ryan, the beautiful and fashionable young widow of an assassinated American President. After his death, Dolores finds herself too poor to sustain her extravagant tastes and too lonely to be fulfilled as …

Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick

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Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid

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A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games


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