Friday October 29, 1976

US date format: 10/29/1976, UK date format: 29/10/1976

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 29, 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 Médéric Clain and Milena Govich. 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 Colossal Cave Adventure or Sprint 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
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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 29

If October 29, 1976 is your birthday you're 43 years, 11 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 29 days.
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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?

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure

Platform: Many (initially PDP-10)

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: CRL

Fonz

Fonz

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Motorbike racing game

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Datsun 280 ZZZAP

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Midway Manufacturing

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 29, 1976?

On October 29, 1976 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 29, 1976?

On October 29, 1976 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 29, 1976?

On October 29, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 29, 1976?

On October 29, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 29, 1976?

On October 29, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 29, 1976?

On October 29, 1976 several famous people were born including, Médéric Clain, Milena Govich, Mark Sheehan.

What was the number one song in October 29, 1976?

The number one song in the week of October 29, 1976 was If You Leave Me Now by Chicago in US and Mississippi by Pussycat in UK.

What were the top hits on October 29, 1976?

The top hits on October 29, 1976 were If You Leave Me Now by Chicago, Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees, Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band in US and Mississippi by Pussycat, Dancing Queen by Abba, When Forever Has Gone by Demis Roussos in UK.


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