March 8th, 1976

March 8th, 1976, fell on a Monday. It was day 68 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since March 8th, 1976.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Freddie Prinze, Jr: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1976:

  • United States: December 1963 - Four Seasons
  • United Kingdom: I Love To Love - Tina Charles

Take Me Back!

The date is March 8th, 1976 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song December 1963 by Four Seasons is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Love To Love by Tina Charles 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "McCloud", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "The Bionic Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit" and "Gun Fight".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle", "Connect Four" and "Micronauts".


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 March 8th, 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:

  • 44 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since March 8th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 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 March 8th, 1976, will be 44 years of age.
  • People born in 1976 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 195091200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 8th, 1976:

  • February 17th, 1976: The Eagles release their best-selling album "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)".
  • March 20th, 1976: Patty Hearst is convicted of bank robbery and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
  • April 1st, 1976: Apple is founded.
  • April 5th, 1976: American businessman Howard Hughes passes away due to kidney failure.
  • April 5th, 1976: James Callaghan becomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8th, 1976, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 8th, 1976 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
  • The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
  • 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.

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
  • 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 and historical figures that were born on the 8th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 8th, 1976?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 8th, 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 March 8th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 30th of May, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1976 is the 16th of December, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 8th, 1976.

  • 16,389 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,416,009,600 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,652,011,200 times.
  • Since March 8th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 730,660,953,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,001,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,776,826 steps. That's about 54,123 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,992,115 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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