Monday October 18, 1976
US date format: 10/18/1976, UK date format: 18/10/1976
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 18, 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 Lorène Cazals and Zhou Xun.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to If You Leave Me Now by Chicago.
In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits.
Carrie, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stay Tuned.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Breakout.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 18, 1976?
- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
- Ford officially launches volume production of Fiesta car at its Valencia plant.
- The Copyright Act of 1976 extends copyright duration for an additional 20 years in the United States.
- The Battle of Aishiya is fought in Lebanon.
- See more
- Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana: Telugu writer (Born 1895).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 18, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Orleans - Still The One
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- The O'Jays - Message In Our Music
- Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
- L.T.D. - Love Ballad
- Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
- Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (turn It Loose)
- KC And The Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- The Brothers Johnson - Get The Funk Out Ma Face
- Natalie Cole - Mr. Melody
Sport Games on October 18, 1976
- New York Jets - New England Patriots : 7 - 41
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