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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
  • Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa.

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Movies

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Alice Sweet Alice

Alice Sweet Alice

Directed by: Alfred Sole

Starring: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Country: United States of America

Schizo

Schizo

Directed by: Pete Walker

Starring: Lynne Frederick, John Leyton, Stephanie Beacham, John Fraser

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

TV Series

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

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

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 10 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Right And The Power by Leon Jaworski

The Right And The Power

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First Edition. Book is in NF condition. Black boards with gilt lettering. DJ is Good Condition, has tiny tears and creases.

Blood And Money by Thomas Thompson

Blood And Money

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This is a shattering, powerful story. It begins in 1969 when one of Houston's most celebrated young women falls mysteriously ill in a great colonial mansion.

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Ordinary People

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The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler MooreIn Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical

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

The Deep by Peter Benchley

The Deep

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A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

F-1

F-1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

Outlaw

Outlaw

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

Dukedom

Dukedom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Night Driver

Night Driver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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