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
Happy Birthday America
Favorite Show Opening Credits
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
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.
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.
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
Wednesday the 21st: The first commercial service Concorde flight.
Wednesday the 4th: Winter Olympics opened in Innsbruck, Austria.
Saturday the 27th: The Washington DC subway system opened.
Thursday the 1st: Apple Computer Company was started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Monday the 24th: London to Washington DC Concorde service began.
Saturday the 26th: CN Tower in Toronto, the worlds tallest free-standing structure at the time, opened.
Tuesday the 20th: The Viking 1 lander successfully landed on Mars.
Saturday the 7th: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.
Wednesday the 15th: Soyuz 22 carries two cosmonauts into earth's orbit.
Tuesday the 19th: The Chimpanzee is put on the endangered species list.
Tuesday the 2nd: Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford in the U.S. presidential election.
Wednesday the 8th: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Tunes - Compilations
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
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
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