Thursday October 21, 1976
US date format: 10/21/1976, UK date format: 21/10/1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 21, 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 Andrew Scott (actor) and Lavinia Milosovici.
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 The Amazing Maze Game or Fonz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 21, 1976?
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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- 55th weaapon accord signed
- Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow
- New York Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
- New York Knicks retire first number, 19, Willis Reed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 21, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 21, 1976?
On October 21, 1976 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is October 21, 1976?
On October 21, 1976 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 21, 1976?
On October 21, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 21, 1976?
On October 21, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on October 21, 1976?
On October 21, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 21, 1976?
On October 21, 1976 several famous people were born including, Andrew Scott (actor), Jeremy Miller in West Covina, Lavinia Milosovici.
What was the number one song in October 21, 1976?
The number one song in the week of October 21, 1976 was If You Leave Me Now by Chicago in US and Mississippi by Pussycat in UK.
What were the top hits on October 21, 1976?
The top hits on October 21, 1976 were If You Leave Me Now by Chicago, Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees, A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy in US and Mississippi by Pussycat, Dancing Queen by Abba, When Forever Has Gone by Demis Roussos in UK.