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March 8, 1976

March 8, 1976, was a Monday. It was 48 years, 3 months, and 15 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 8, 1976

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 8, 1976:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 8, 1976

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Love Machine (Part 1) - The Miracles
  • All By Myself - Eric Carmen
  • December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The 4 Seasons
  • Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
  • Take It To The Limit - Eagles
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Top movie at the box office

The movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was at the top of the box office on March 8, 1976.

Facts

This date was 17,640 days ago. Approximately 588 months have passed. It was the 68th day of 1976, in week 11. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 48 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1976 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 196 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 8, 1976

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Monday, March 8, 1976. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter. In America, the song "December 1963" by Four Seasons is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Love To Love" by Tina Charles 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "All in the Family", "Barney Miller", and "Laverne & Shirley". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", and "Gun Fight".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Electric Company", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "The Oddball Couple". Popular toys at the moment include Twister mat, G.I. Joe Adventure Team, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and Connect Four.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 8, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 8, 1976.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 8, 1976.

  • 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: March 8, 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.
  • April 1, 1976: Apple is founded.
  • April 5, 1976:
    • American businessman Howard Hughes passes away due to kidney failure.
    • James Callaghan becomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • April 7, 1976: UK politics: Labour MP John Stonehouse quits the party amid accusations that he attempted to fake his own death.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 8, 1976 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1976

The following TV shows were popular in March 1976:

TV shows from March 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

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 March 8, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1976

Toys and games that were popular in 1976:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 1976.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on March 8, 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 8, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 8.

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Actor
Born on March 8, 1977
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Kat Von D

Kat Von D

Tattoo artist
Born on March 8, 1982
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on March 8, 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 March 8, 1976 was most likely conceived around June 16, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8, 1976 is close to November 29, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 8, 1976:

  • 17,640 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,520 weeks have passed.
  • 1,524,092,400 seconds have passed since March 8, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,778,107,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 786,431,678,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,015,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 131,071,946 steps. That's roughly 58,254 miles.
  • 18,289,109 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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