The 28th of August, 1976, fell on a Saturday. Day 241 of 1976. Decade: 1970s.
43 years, 4 months and 27 days have passed since the 28th of August, 1976.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 28th of August, 1976:
18-year-old American actress Anissa Jones dies of an overdose.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 28th of August, 1976:
United States: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
United Kingdom: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 28th of August, 1976.
1976 in music.
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.
Barry Manilow - "I Write the Songs"
"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow would go on to win a Grammy for 1976's Song of the Year.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1976.
"Rocky" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976.
1976 in movies.
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.
Son of Sam.
During this period, serial killer David Berkowitz is terrorizing New York City. Berkowitz, who is also nicknamed the ".44 Caliber Killer", murders six people and injures seven others in eight separate gun attacks.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of August:
28th of August, 2016: "Formation" by Beyonce wins Video of the Year at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
What's Happening!! - Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 28th of August, 1976.
15,852 days have passed since this date.
1,369,616,400 seconds have passed since the 28th of August, 1976.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,597,885,800 times.
Since the 28th of August, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 706,722,062,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 228,269,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,787,010 steps. That's about 52,350 miles!
Since this date, 16,435,397 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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