Tuesday October 19, 1976
US date format: 10/19/1976, UK date format: 19/10/1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 19, 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 Desmond Harrington and Michael Young (baseball).
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 Dukedom or The Amazing Maze Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 19, 1976?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 19, 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
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