January 5th, 1976

January 5th, 1976, fell on a Monday. It was day 5 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since January 5th, 1976.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 5th, 1976:

  • The Kingsmill massacre: Gunmen kill 10 Protestant workmen in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1976:

  • United States: Convoy - C.W. McCall
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Take Me Back!

The date is January 5th, 1976 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

In America, the song Convoy by C.W. McCall 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 "Columbo.", "Good Times", "The Rockford Files" and "Welcome Back, Kotter".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Magnavox Odyssey" and "Shrinky Dinks".


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 January 5th, 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

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

  • 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.

  • Rocky

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since January 5th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 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 5th, 1976, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 189648000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 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 5th, 1976
  • 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.
  • February 4th, 1976: 22,000 people are killed when an earthquake hits Guatemala and Honduras.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 5th, 1976, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 5th, 1976 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1976 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1976 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 5th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:

  • Twelfth Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on January 5th, 1976?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1976?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 5th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 1976 is the 14th of October, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 1976.

  • 16,545 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,429,484,400 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,667,731,800 times.
  • Since January 5th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 737,613,950,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,247,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,935,658 steps. That's about 54,638 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,153,813 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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