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January 4th, 1976.

January 4th, 1976, was a Sunday. It was day 4 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 4 months and 14 days have passed since January 4th, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Fictional event.

January 4th, 1976 relates to a fictional event in a movie, book, game or television series.

  • Rocky: Rocky Balboa fights Apollo Creed for the first time.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1976.

  • United States: Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
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Take me back to January 4th, 1976!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 4th, 1976 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the number one hit song.

Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Because it's 1976, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of ABBA, Queen, Chicago, Elton John, Kiki Dee, Wings and Rod Stewart. In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "McCloud", "McMillan & Wife" and "Good Times". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Lite-Brite, Shrinky Dinks and Baby Alive (doll).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 4th, 1976.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1976?

    The best NBA players in 1976 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George McGinnis, Nate Archibald, Rick Barry and Pete Maravich.

  • Who were the best football players in 1976?

    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.

    "Rocky" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1976.

  • 1976 in music.

    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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    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.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming 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.

  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 45 years, 4 months and 14 days have passed since January 4th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1976.
  • Leap Year: 1976 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 1976, will be 45 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 189561600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 1976.

  • December 6th, 1975: The Balcombe Street siege begins when Provisional IRA members hold a couple hostage in London.
  • December 25th, 1975: English heavy metal band "Iron Maiden" is formed by Steve Harris in London.
  • December 29th, 1975: 11 people are killed when a bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
  • This date: January 4th, 1976
  • January 5th, 1976: The Kingsmill massacre: Gunmen kill 10 Protestant workmen in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  • January 12th, 1976: 8-year-old Eloise Worledge goes missing in Beaumaris, Australia.
  • January 15th, 1976: The trial of Patty Hearst for the Hibernia Bank robbery begins in California.
  • January 18th, 1976: Super Bowl X: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 21st, 1976: The first commercial Concorde flight takes place.
  • January 29th, 1976: The Provisional IRA detonates 12 bombs in the West End area of London.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 1976, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 1976 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

Kid's TV shows on January 4th, 1976.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1976.

  • Happy Days
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • All in the Family
  • Sesame Street
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1976.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1976.

  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Pet Rock
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
  • Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of January.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 4th, 1976.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1976.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 1976 was most likely conceived around the 27th of March, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1976 is close to the 13th of October, 1976.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1976.

  • A total of 16,572 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,367 weeks have passed.
  • 1,431,817,200 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,670,453,400 times.
  • Since January 4th, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 738,817,675,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,636,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,136,279 steps. That's about 54,727 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,181,806 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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