July 11th, 1976

July 11th, 1976, fell on a Sunday. It was day 193 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since July 11th, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 11th, 1976:

  • United States: Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • United Kingdom: You To Me Are Everything - Real Thing

Take Me Back!

The date is July 11th, 1976 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You To Me Are Everything by Real Thing is the number one hit song.

Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and James Callaghan 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 "M*A*S*H", "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie" and "Laverne & Shirley".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Kenner SSP Racers" and "Cher dolls".


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 July 11th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 44 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since July 11th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 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 July 11th, 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 205887600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 11th, 1976:

  • June 18th, 1976: The East Area Rapist (Joseph James DeAngelo) carries out his first attack in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento.
  • 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.
  • July 4th, 1976: Israeli commandos free 103 hostages from an Air France plane at Uganda's Entebbe Airport.
  • July 21st, 1976: The British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • July 27th, 1976: 242,769 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Chinese city of Tangshan.
  • July 29th, 1976: The final episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D." is aired.
  • July 29th, 1976: The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, carries out his first murder.
  • July 31st, 1976: NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 11th, 1976, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 11th, 1976 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 11th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 11th, 1976?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 11th, 1976?

  • James Callaghan 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 July 11th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 2nd of October, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 11th, 1976 is the 20th of April, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 11th, 1976.

  • 16,260 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,404,867,600 seconds have passed since the July 11th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,639,012,200 times.
  • Since July 11th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 724,911,681,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 234,144,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,818,614 steps. That's about 53,697 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,858,411 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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