Sunday October 17, 1976
US date format: 10/17/1976, UK date format: 17/10/1976
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 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 Brooke Richards and Rena Inoue.
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 Outlaw or Bigfoot Bonkers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 17, 1976?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 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
Sport Games on October 17, 1976
- Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 31 - 13
- Chicago Bears - Los Angeles Rams : 12 - 20
- Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 6 - 23
- Cleveland Browns - Atlanta Falcons : 20 - 17
- Dallas Cowboys - St. Louis Cardinals : 17 - 21
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