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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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.

But much more happened on October 1976: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1976?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1976 1st Dutch casino opens
  • 02 Oct 1976 Let My People Come closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • 03 Oct 1976 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat and drives in his 2,297th run
  • 04 Oct 1976 Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
  • 05 Oct 1976 Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
  • 06 Oct 1976 Gang of Four arrested in Beijing
  • 08 Oct 1976 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
  • 09 Oct 1976 Robber Bridegroom opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 10 Oct 1976 New Jersey Meadowlands' (New York Giants) Stadium opens.
  • 11 Oct 1976 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
  • 12 Oct 1976 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight
  • 13 Oct 1976 A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 14 Oct 1976 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
  • 15 Oct 1976 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs. Dole (R)
  • 16 Oct 1976 Toronto Maple Leafs' Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 minutes 54 seconds.
  • 18 Oct 1976 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
  • 19 Oct 1976 Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
  • 20 Oct 1976 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
  • 21 Oct 1976 55th weaapon accord signed
  • 22 Oct 1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 24 Oct 1976 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 25 Oct 1976 5th Enterprise, approach and lands test (ALT) flight
  • 26 Oct 1976 Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic.
  • 28 Oct 1976 Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
  • 30 Oct 1976 Going Up closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 31 Oct 1976 Javed Miandad, 206 vs. New Zealand, age 19 yrs 141 days (29 fours 1 six)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1976?
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Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

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Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart

Touch Not The Cat

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Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow.

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

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"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Scoundrel Time

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In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to