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March 17, 1976 St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 1976, was a Wednesday. It was 48 years, 4 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 17, 1976

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17, 1976:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 17, 1976

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The 4 Seasons
  • All By Myself - Eric Carmen
  • Love Machine (Part 1) - The Miracles
  • Take It To The Limit - Eagles
  • Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Top movie

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

Facts

St. Patrick's Day 1976 occurred 17,661 days ago. Approximately 589 months have passed. It was the 77th day of 1976, in week 12. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on March 17, 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. We have gone through approximately 196 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 17, 1976

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 17, 1976, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "McCloud", "Harry O", and "Barney Miller".

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". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Sesame Street", "Schoolhouse Rock!", and "Happy Days". Children are playing with toys such as Battleship (game), Shrinky Dinks, Magna Doodle, and Micronauts.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 17, 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 March 17, 1976.

  • February 17, 1976: The Eagles release their best-selling album "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)".
  • March 9, 1976: 43 people lose their lives after a fully-loaded cable car crashes near the Italian ski resort of Cavalese.
  • This date: March 17, 1976
  • 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.
  • April 11, 1976: Apple releases the Apple-1 desktop computer.
  • April 13, 1976: 40 workers are killed during an explosion at an ammunition factory in Lapua, Finland.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17, 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 17, 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 series on March 17, 1976

People in March 1976 were watching the following TV series:

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1976

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1976

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 17, 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 17, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 17.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1942
He turned 34 on this day in 1976.

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Actor
Born on March 17, 1951
He turned 25 on this day in 1976.

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Actor
Born on March 17, 1964
He turned 12 on this day in 1976.

Test

Test

Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 17, 1975
He turned 1 on this day in 1976.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

TV personality
Born on March 17, 1987
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Grimes

Grimes

Musician
Born on March 17, 1988
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on March 17:

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on March 17, 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 17, 1976 was most likely conceived around June 25, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17, 1976 is close to December 8, 1976.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 17, 1976:

  • 17,661 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,523 weeks have passed.
  • 1,525,906,800 seconds have passed since March 17, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,780,224,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 787,367,908,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,317,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 131,227,985 steps. That's roughly 58,324 miles.
  • 18,310,882 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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