Friday October 22, 1976
US date format: 10/22/1976, UK date format: 22/10/1976
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 22, 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 Helen Svedin and Jon Foreman.
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 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 Blockade or Datsun 280 ZZZAP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 22, 1976?
- Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
- Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
- Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, the 5th President of Ireland, resigns after being publicly insulted by the Minister for Defense.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 22, 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 22, 1976?
On October 22, 1976 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is October 22, 1976?
On October 22, 1976 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 22, 1976?
On October 22, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 22, 1976?
On October 22, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on October 22, 1976?
On October 22, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 22, 1976?
On October 22, 1976 several famous people were born including, Helen Svedin, Jon Foreman, Luke Adams.
What was the number one song in October 22, 1976?
The number one song in the week of October 22, 1976 was If You Leave Me Now by Chicago in US and Mississippi by Pussycat in UK.
What were the top hits on October 22, 1976?
The top hits on October 22, 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.