October 9th, 1976, was a Saturday. It was day 283 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.
44 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since October 9th, 1976.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
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The movie "Burnt Offerings" was at the top of the box office on October 9th, 1976.
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During this period, a serial killer nicknamed the "Son of Sam" was terrorizing New York City. By the time he was caught, David Berkowitz had murdered six people and injured seven others in eight separate gun attacks.
The best NBA players in 1976 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George McGinnis, Nate Archibald, Rick Barry and Pete Maravich.
In 1976, the best soccer players were Franz Beckenbauer, Rob Rensenbrink, Ivo Viktor, Kevin Keegan, Michel Platini, Anton Ondrus, Johan Cruyff, Ivan Curkovic, Rainer Bonhof, Gerd Müller and Marian Masny.
"Rocky" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976.
"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow would go on to win a Grammy for 1976's Song of the Year.
Movies released in 1976 included Rocky, To Fly!, A Star Is Born, All the President's Men, The Omen, In Search of Noah's Ark, King Kong, Silver Streak, The Enforcer, Midway, Carrie, Freaky Friday, Car Wash and Taxi Driver.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1976.
Top music artists in 1976 included the likes of Wings, KC and the Sunshine Band, Rod Stewart, Ohio Players, Barry Manilow, England Dan, John Ford Coley, Wild Cherry, Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band, Diana Ross, ABBA, The Manhattans and The Spinners.
In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.
Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
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Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 9th, 1976.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 9th, 1976.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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