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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Carrie

Carrie

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Country: United States of America

Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

Country: United States of America

Up!

Up!

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Edward Schaaf, Robert McLane, Elaine Collins, Candy Samples

Mansion of the Doomed

Mansion of the Doomed

Directed by: Michael Pataki

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart, Lance Henriksen

Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

TV Series

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Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gribouille

Gribouille

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 11 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Fire And Ice by Andrew Tobias

Fire And Ice

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Hardcover: 282 pages Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 7th Edition edition (August 1976) Language: English

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

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"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid

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A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its …

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Heavyweight Champ

Heavyweight Champ

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports Fighting

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Starship 1

Starship 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

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.


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