Tuesday October 26, 1976
US date format: 10/26/1976, UK date format: 26/10/1976
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 26, 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 Miikka Kiprusoff and Hal Ozsan.
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.
Alice Sweet Alice, directed by Alfred Sole, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while The Right And The Power by Leon Jaworski was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Emigrants.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Outlaw or Dukedom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 26, 1976?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
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- Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
- Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa.
- Deryck Victor Cooke: Composer, dies at 57.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 26, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
- Rick Dees - Disco Duck (Part 1)
- Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
- Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
- Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven
- Bee Gees - Love So Right
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Heart - Magic Man
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The O'Jays - Message In Our Music
- The Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- L.T.D. - Love Ballad
- Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
- Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
- Tyrone Davis - Give It Up (turn It Loose)
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star
- Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
- Barkays - Shake Your Rump To The Funk
- John Valenti - Anything You Want
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