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January 28th, 1976.

January 28th, 1976, was a Wednesday. It was day 28 of 1976. The decade was the Seventies.

46 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since January 28th, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on January 28th, 1976.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On January 28th, 1976, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
  • United Kingdom: Mamma Mia - ABBA

The record charts on January 28th, 1976.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) - Diana Ross
  • I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
  • Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
  • Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer
  • I Love Music (Part 1) - The O'Jays
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The Sunshine Boys

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Sunshine Boys".

Take me back to January 28th, 1976!

Let's go back in time!

The date is January 28th, 1976, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Mamma Mia by ABBA is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Sunshine Boys 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 "McMillan & Wife", "Emergency!", "Maude" and "The Bob Newhart Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "The Electric Company", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Battleship (game), G.I. Joe Adventure Team, Kenner SSP Racers and Magna Doodle.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 28th, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 46 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since January 28th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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: A person born on January 28th, 1976 will be 46 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 191635200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 28th, 1976.

  • 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 28th, 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)".
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 28th, 1976, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 28th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 28th, 1976.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1976.

TV shows from January, 1976.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

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.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 28th, 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

Toys

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1976.

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 you should check out January 28th, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 28th.

Sheamus

Wrestler.
Born on January 28th, 1978
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Jamie Carragher

Former soccer player.
Born on January 28th, 1978
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Elijah Wood

Actor.
Born on January 28th, 1981
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on January 28th, 1976.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 28th, 1976.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 28th, 1976 was most likely conceived around May 7th, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 28th, 1976 is close to October 20th, 1976.

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Stats for January 28th, 1976

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 28th, 1976.

  • A total of 17,003 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,429 weeks have passed.
  • 1,469,055,600 seconds have passed since the January 28th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,713,898,200 times.
  • Since January 28th, 1976, the Earth has travelled approximately 758,032,689,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,842,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,338,782 steps. That's about 56,151 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,628,667 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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