Thursday October 16, 1975
US date format: 10/16/1975, UK date format: 16/10/1975
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Christophe Maé and Kellie Martin.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka.
In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits.
The Teasers, directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Saturday Night Live.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash 'N Score or Indy 800.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 16, 1975?
- The Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
- Rahima Banu, a 2-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
- The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government's annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 16, 1975?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Spinners - They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)
- Faith, Hope And Charity - To Each His Own
- Sly Stone - I Get High On You
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Money
- B.T. Express - Give It What You Got/Peace Pipe
- Natalie Cole - This Will Be
- War - Low Rider
- Ohio Players - Sweet Sticky Thing
- Smokey Robinson - The Agony And The Ecstasy
- The Impressions - Same Thing It Took
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 16, 1975?
On October 16, 1975 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is October 16, 1975?
On October 16, 1975 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 16, 1975?
On October 16, 1975 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 16, 1975?
On October 16, 1975 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on October 16, 1975?
On October 16, 1975 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 16, 1975?
On October 16, 1975 several famous people were born including, Christophe Maé, Kellie Martin, Nelson Lee.
What was the number one song in October 16, 1975?
The number one song in the week of October 16, 1975 was Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka in US and Hold Me Close by David Essex in UK.
What were the top hits on October 16, 1975?
The top hits on October 16, 1975 were Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka, Calypso by John Denver, Miracles by Jefferson Starship in US and Hold Me Close by David Essex, I Only Have Eyes For You by Art Garfunkel, There Goes My First Love by The Drifters in UK.