Tuesday 9 November 1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Laura Csortan and Raphael De Niro.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
In UK If You Leave Me Now by Chicago was in the top 5 hits.
The Last Tycoon, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Outsiders.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot Bonkers or The Amazing Maze Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 November 1976 ?
- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Laura Csortan: Miss Universe - Congeniality (Australia, 1997).
- Raphael De Niro: American noted family, the son of actor Robert De Niro and Diahnne Eugenia Abbott.
- Billy Halop: NYC, New York -- Actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family).
- Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
- UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1976 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
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