Sunday October 24, 1976
US date format: 10/24/1976, UK date format: 24/10/1976
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 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 Joakim Natterqvist and Yanda Nossiter.
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.
Assault on Precinct 13, directed by John Carpenter, 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 Stunt Cycle or Indy 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 24, 1976?
- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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- 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
- Richard Sturzenegger: Composer, dies at 70.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 24, 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 24, 1976
- Baltimore Colts - New York Jets : 20 - 0
- Chicago Bears - Dallas Cowboys : 21 - 31
- Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 27 - 7
- Denver Broncos - Kansas City Chiefs : 35 - 26
- Detroit Lions - Seattle Seahawks : 41 - 14
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?