June 2nd, 1976

June 2nd, 1976, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 154 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since June 2nd, 1976.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 2nd, 1976:

  • Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles is murdered by a car bomb.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 2nd, 1976:

  • United States: Love Hangover - Diana Ross
  • United Kingdom: No Charge - J.J. Barrie

Take Me Back!

The date is June 2nd, 1976 and it's a Wednesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Love Hangover by Diana Ross is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, No Charge by J.J. Barrie is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Columbo.", "Emergency!", "Happy Days" and "Good Times". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids".

Popular toys include the likes of "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Baby Alive (doll)", "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 June 2nd, 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.

  • UEFA Euro 1976

    The 1976 UEFA European Football Championship is held in Yugoslavia. Czechoslovakia win the competition after defeating West Germany on penalties.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 44 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since June 2nd, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 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 June 2nd, 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 202518000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 2nd, 1976:

  • May 4th, 1976: A train crash in the Netherlands kills 24 people.
  • May 6th, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • May 12th, 1976: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Saint-Etienne 1-0.
  • June 5th, 1976: 11 people are killed when the Teton Dam collapses in Idaho.
  • June 6th, 1976: The Boston Celtics win the 1976 NBA Finals after they defeat the Phoenix Suns 4-2.
  • June 25th, 1976: Horror film "The Omen" is released in the United States.
  • June 27th, 1976: Palestinian militants hijack an Air France plane before flying it to Entebbe, Uganda.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 2nd, 1976, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 2nd, 1976 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

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:

  • Cher dolls
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of June:

  • Republic Day (Italy)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on June 2nd, 1976.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 2nd, 1976 was probably conceived around the 24th of August, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 2nd, 1976 is the 12th of March, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 2nd, 1976.

  • 16,145 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,394,928,000 seconds have passed since the June 2nd, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,627,416,000 times.
  • Since June 2nd, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 719,782,848,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 232,488,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,963,808 steps. That's about 53,317 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,739,136 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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