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January 23rd, 1976.

January 23rd, 1976, was a Friday. It was day 23 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 10 months and 15 days have passed since January 23rd, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 23rd, 1976.

  • United States: Theme From Mahogany - Diana Ross
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 23rd, 1976.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
  • Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) - Diana Ross
  • Convoy - C.W. McCall
  • Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
  • Fox On The Run - Sweet
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Dog Day Afternoon

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Dog Day Afternoon" was at the top of the box office on January 23rd, 1976.

Take me back to January 23rd, 1976!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 23rd, 1976 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Theme From Mahogany by Diana Ross 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 the movie Dog Day Afternoon is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Anissa Jones, Tommy Bolin, Elvis Presley and Marc Bolan would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "All in the Family", "Maude", "M*A*S*H" and "Barnaby Jones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Electric Company", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Baby Alive (doll), Connect Four and Stretch Armstrong.

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 23rd, 1976.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 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.

  • 1976 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Rocky.

    Rocky.

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

  • Jimmy Carter.

    Jimmy Carter.

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

  • Barry Manilow - "I Write the Songs"

    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 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.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 45 years, 10 months and 15 days have passed since January 23rd, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 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 23rd, 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 191203200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 23rd, 1976.

  • 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.
  • January 1st, 1976: Prankster Daniel N. Finegood changes the Hollywood sign to Hollyweed using sheets.
  • 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.
  • This date: January 23rd, 1976
  • 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.
  • February 5th, 1976: Mascot Riots: A racially-charged riot breaks out at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida.
  • February 17th, 1976: The Eagles release their best-selling album "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)".

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 23rd, 1976, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 23rd, 1976 falls under the Otter.
  • 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.

TV shows from January, 1976.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
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
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Soul Train
Soul Train
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.

McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

All in the Family
All in the Family
American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.

Cars in 1976.

1976 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Fiesta, the Pontiac Phoenix, the BMW 6 Series, the Dodge Aspen, the Volvo 300 Series and the Plymouth Sapporo.

Cars in 1976.

Kids' TV shows on January 23rd, 1976.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1976.

The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple

Return to the Planet of the Apes
Return to the Planet of the Apes

The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show

Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1976.

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

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong

Micronauts
Micronauts

Pet Rock
Pet Rock

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Risk board game
Risk board game

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
Tank
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1976.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 23rd, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 23rd.

Tiffani Thiessen

Actress.
Born on January 23rd, 1974
She turned 2 on this day in 1976.

Arjen Robben

Soccer player.
Born on January 23rd, 1984
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Vsauce

Youtuber.
Born on January 23rd, 1986
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

XXXTentacion

Rapper. Deceased
Born on January 23rd, 1998
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 23rd, 1976.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 23rd, 1976.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 23rd, 1976 was most likely conceived around May 2nd, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 23rd, 1976 is close to October 15th, 1976.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 23rd, 1976.

  • A total of 16,755 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,393 weeks have passed.
  • 1,447,632,000 seconds have passed since the January 23rd, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,688,904,000 times.
  • Since January 23rd, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 746,978,112,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 241,272,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,496,352 steps. That's about 55,332 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,371,584 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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