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1976

Updated on March 21, 2014

Back in the Day


1976 was a great year. I might be a bit partial as it was the year that I was born. :) It was also the year of the United States Bicentennial.

This lens offers a look back to US events and pop culture of 1976.

Quick Facts of 1976

  • President: Gerald Ford
  • Vice President: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Minimum wage: $2.30
  • Average income: $16,095.00
  • Average cost of a new house: $43,340.00
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.13
  • Cost of a gallon of gas: $0.59
  • Cost of a gallon of milk: $1.65
  • Life expectancy: 72.9 years

   

   

   

   

   

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Happy Birthday America

Favorite Show Opening Credits

Births

February 15 - Brandon Boyd

March 8 - Freddie Prinze Jr.

March 17 - Brittany Daniel

March 19 - Rachel Blanchard

March 22 - Reese Witherspoon

March 23 - Keri Russell

March 24 - Peyton Manning

April 6 - Candace Cameron

April 18 - Melissa Joan Hart

April 20 - Joey Lawrence

May 31 - Colin Farrell

July 9 - Fred Savage

July 10 - Adrian Grenier

August 6 - Soleil Moon Frye

August 8 - JC Chasez

August 8 - Tawny Cypress

August 27 - Sarah Chalke

September 7 - Oliver Hudson

September 19 - Alison Sweeney

October 4 - Alicia Silverstone

October 7 - Taylor Hicks

October 19 - Omar Gooding

October 23 - Cat Deeley

October 23 - Ryan Reynolds

December 5 - Amy Acker

December 8 - Dominic Monaghan

Deaths

January 12 - Agatha Christie

February 22 - Florence Ballard

March 31 - Paul Strand

April 5 - Howard Hughes

May 11 - Alvar Aalto

June 6 - J. Paul Getty

August 2 - Fritz Lang

November 11 - Alexander Calder

November 18 - Man Ray

November 28 - Rosalind Russell

1976: Chinese year of the Dragon

Click on the small link at the bottom to be taken to the full article on Wikipedia.

The Dragon is the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac. In China, dragons are associated with strength, health, harmony, and good luck; they are placed above doors or on the tops of roofs to banish demons and evil spirits. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol.

read the rest of the Wikipedia article

Sports

Super Bowl X was played on January 18, 1976 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21-17.

February 4-15 the XII Olympic Winter Games took place in Innsbruck Austria.

In March Indiana defeated Michigan (86-68) at the NCAA Basketball Championship

Kentucky Derby Champion: Bold Forbes

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens won 4 games to 0 over the Philadelphia Flyers in May.

The 6 games of the 1976 NBA Finals were played on May 23, 27, 30, June 2, 4, and 6. The Boston Celtics defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-2.

Wimbledon

Women: Chris Evert defeated Evonne Cawley (6-3 4-6 8-6)

Men: Bjorn Borg defeated Ilie Nastase (6-4 6-2 9-7)

The 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal Canada July 17 - August 1.

The 4 games of the 1976 World Series were played on October 16, 17, 19 and 21. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the New York Yankees 4-0.

Summer Olympics - Nadia Comaneci on the uneven bars

Books originally published in 1976

It happened in 1976

January

Wednesday the 21st: The first commercial service Concorde flight.

February

Wednesday the 4th: Winter Olympics opened in Innsbruck, Austria.

March

Saturday the 27th: The Washington DC subway system opened.

April

Thursday the 1st: Apple Computer Company was started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

May

Monday the 24th: London to Washington DC Concorde service began.

June

Saturday the 26th: CN Tower in Toronto, the worlds tallest free-standing structure at the time, opened.

July

Tuesday the 20th: The Viking 1 lander successfully landed on Mars.

August

Saturday the 7th: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.

September

Wednesday the 15th: Soyuz 22 carries two cosmonauts into earth's orbit.

October

Tuesday the 19th: The Chimpanzee is put on the endangered species list.

November

Tuesday the 2nd: Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford in the U.S. presidential election.

December

Wednesday the 8th: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1976 Tunes - Compilations

Billboard Top Hits: 1976
Billboard Top Hits: 1976

1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee

2. Dream Weaver - Gary Wright

3. Love Machine - Pt. 1 - The Miracles

4. Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers

5. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

6. Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers

7. Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

8. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley

9. All By Myself - Eric Carmen

10. Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage

 
Entertainment Weekly: Greatest Hits 1976
Entertainment Weekly: Greatest Hits 1976

1. Boogie Fever - The Sylvers

2. The Rubberband Man - The Spinners

3. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

4. More, More, More - Andrea True Connection

5. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

6. You Are The Woman - Firefall

7. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan

8. Still The One - Orleans

9. All By Myself - Eric Carmen

10. Dream Weaver - Gary Wright

11. Sara Smile - Daryl Hall

12. Welcome Back - John Sebastian

 
1976 Where Were You?
1976 Where Were You?

1. Devil Woman - Cliff Richard

2. (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC & The Sunshine Band

3. S-S-S Single Bed - Fox

4. Movie Star - Harpo

5. Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music

6. I Hate The Music - John Paul Young

7. Get Up & Boogie - Silver Convention

8. Glass Of Champagne - Sailor

9. Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy

10. Jeans On - David Dundas

11. Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck

12. Lady Bump - Penny McLean

13. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

14. Howzat - Sherbet

15. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

16. Julie Anne - Kenny

17. Misssissippi - Pussycat

18. Only Sixteen - Dr. Hook

 

   

   

   

   

   

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1976 by cr9245 featuring Daytrip

 

How old were you in 1976?

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    • Anthony Altorenna profile image

      Anthony Altorenna 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      1976 was the year that I graduatedhigh school. Thank you for refreshing the memories!

    • wizardgold lm profile image

      wizardgold lm 

      7 years ago

      1976 - I was 17, there was a heat wave for the whole of the summer in England. I was in love for the first time and everything was great.

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      erichdragon 

      7 years ago

      I was 0. I was born in 1976 which is the year of the dragon in the Chinese calendar which is why my username is erichdragon.... cool lens.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      13! And I was at the Bicentennial in Washington DC. And on that day in July 1976, I vowed to live to be 113 so I could attend the Tricentennial in 2076!

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      resabi 

      8 years ago

      Back again. This time to leave a SquidAngel blessing!

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      resabi 

      8 years ago

      That's the year I was married. Bicentennial Halloween. So I would have been... like... maybe 10? OMG, the math. Well, definitely couldn't resist this lens -- great job.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      This was the year I was born.

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      Steve-SEO-UK 

      9 years ago

      I was 25 years old in 1976 and married for 2 years. Had some great fun back in those days - having great fun now!Thanks for the memories

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      This is the year I was born also. Man I feel old

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      SteveAtkinson 

      10 years ago

      My High School Graduation was in 1976 and there was plenty of things to do that summer. And the music of the 70's were great. Please check out my lens Music of the 70's

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      LittleLambs 

      10 years ago

      Great lens. I was also born in 1976 and I enjoyed looking at all the things that happened that year.

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      the-secret 

      10 years ago

      Nadia Comaneci was on The Celebrity Apprentice. Wasn't she darling? I have a page on my site all about her time there. You can find it on The Apprentice at http://www.apprenticereview.com/apprentice7candida...

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      pouch 

      10 years ago

      Hi there, I was born in 1976 too!what a great idea for a lens, i like the cars of 1976 :)

    • Teacher Adez7 profile image

      Teacher Adez7 

      10 years ago

      Hi Christine, I love this lens. 1976 was indeed a good year 5*'s from me for a job well done.

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