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February 29, 1976

February 29, 1976, was a Sunday. It was the 60th day of 1976. The decade was the seventies.

48 years and 1 day have passed since February 29, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on February 29, 1976

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On February 29, 1976, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage
  • United Kingdom: "December 1963" by Four Seasons

The music charts on February 29, 1976

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • Love Machine (Part 1) - The Miracles
  • All By Myself - Eric Carmen
  • December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The 4 Seasons
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Facts

This date occurred 17,533 days ago. Approximately 584 months have passed. It was the 60th day of 1976, in week 09. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on February 29, 1976, are now 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1976 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 195 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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Take me back to February 29, 1976

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is February 29, 1976, and it's a Sunday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

In America, the song "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage is at the top of the singles charts, while "December 1963" by Four Seasons is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Happy Days", "Police Woman", and "Wonder Woman". 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, Rosalind Russell, Tommy Bolin, and Freddie Prinze would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Tank", "Pursuit", and "Gun Fight". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Land of the Lost", and "The Great Grape Ape Show".

Children are playing with toys such as Kenner SSP Racers, Shrinky Dinks, Magna Doodle, and Stretch Armstrong.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 29, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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

    US President Jimmy Carter was named 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, the 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

    Mood rings were a big fad in 1975 and 1976. 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 second half of the 1970s.
  • Disco music.

    Disco music

    Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
  • Hitchhiking is declining.

    Hitchhiking is declining

    Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. 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

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 29, 1976.

  • February 4, 1976: 22,000 people are killed when an earthquake hits Guatemala and Honduras.
  • February 5, 1976: Mascot Riots: A racially-charged riot breaks out at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida.
  • February 12, 1976: Actor Sal Mineo is stabbed to death outside of his apartment in West Hollywood.
  • February 17, 1976: The Eagles release their best-selling album "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)".
  • This date: February 29, 1976
  • March 9, 1976: 43 people lose their lives after a fully-loaded cable car crashes near the Italian ski resort of Cavalese.
  • March 20, 1976: Patty Hearst is convicted of bank robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
  • March 24, 1976: The constitutional government of President Isabel Perón is overthrown by the military in Argentina.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 29, 1976, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 29, 1976 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1976

In February 1976, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from February 1976.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Barney Miller
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Baretta
Baretta
Police Woman
Police Woman
The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
Harry O
Harry O
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Soul Train
Soul Train

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1976

If you were a kid on February 29, 1976, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

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

Toys in 1976

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Micronauts
Micronauts
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 February 1976.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on February 29, 1976?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 1, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 29.

Ken Foree

Ken Foree

Actor
Born on February 29, 1948
He turned 28 on this day in 1976.

Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez

Serial killer Deceased
Born on February 29, 1960
He turned 16 on this day in 1976.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on February 29, 1976.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 29, 1976 was most likely conceived around June 8, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 29, 1976 is close to November 21, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 29, 1976:

  • 17,533 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,504 weeks have passed.
  • 1,514,851,200 seconds have passed since February 29, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,767,326,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 781,663,219,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,475,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 130,277,203 steps. That's roughly 57,901 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,178,214 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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