Friday October 15, 1976

US date format: 10/15/1976, UK date format: 15/10/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 15, 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 Natalia Sokolova and Jacob Bannon. 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 Sea Wolf.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs. Dole (R)
  • First debate of major-ticket Vice President nominees Walter Mondale (Democrat) versus Senator Bob Dole (Republican).

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Movies

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

Mado

Mado

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Michel Piccoli, Ottavia Piccolo, Jacques Dutronc, Charles Denner

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

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 15

If October 15, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 11 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart

Touch Not The Cat

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Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Adolf Hitler

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

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.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Death Race

Death Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Exidy

Blockade

Blockade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Military shooter

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game


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