Thursday October 14, 1976
US date format: 10/14/1976, UK date format: 14/10/1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 14, 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 Carolina Tejera and Chen Chang.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees.
In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stay Tuned.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colossal Cave Adventure or Quiz Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 14, 1976?
- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- See more
- Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
- Soyuz 23 carries two to Salyut 6, but returns without docking.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 14, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- Orleans - Still The One
- Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
- Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (turn It Loose)
- The O'Jays - Message In Our Music
- KC And The Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- The Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- L.T.D. - Love Ballad
- The Brothers Johnson - Get The Funk Out Ma Face
- Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven
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