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July 12th, 1976.

July 12th, 1976, was a Monday. It was day 194 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since July 12th, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 12th, 1976.

  • United States: Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • United Kingdom: Forever And Ever / My Friend The Wind (The Roussos Phenomenon EP) - Demis Roussos
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The Omen

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Omen" was at the top of the box office on July 12th, 1976.

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I was eight years old on this date. The day our family went to view an Orange parade, in which I stole the show by being knocked down by a car. It was a warm day.
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Take me back to July 12th, 1976!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 12th, 1976 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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, Forever And Ever / My Friend The Wind (The Roussos Phenomenon EP) by Demis Roussos is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Omen is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. 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, Tommy Bolin, Elvis Presley and Marc Bolan would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "All in the Family", "Emergency!" and "Welcome Back, Kotter". 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", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Battleship (game), Risk board game, Dungeons & Dragons and Micronauts.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 12th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Rocky.

    Rocky.

    "Rocky" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    Jimmy Carter.

    U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1976.

  • 1976 in music.

    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.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. 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 later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. 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.

    Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 45 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since July 12th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 12th, 1976, will be 45 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 205974000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 12th, 1976.

  • June 18th, 1976: The East Area Rapist (Joseph James DeAngelo) carries out his first attack in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento.
  • June 20th, 1976: Czechoslovakia defeat West Germany in a penalty shootout in the UEFA Euro 1976 Final.
  • 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 2nd, 1976: South Vietnam is officially annexed into the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • July 4th, 1976: Israeli commandos free 103 hostages from an Air France plane at Uganda's Entebbe Airport.
  • July 11th, 1976: Singer Frank Sinatra and model Barbara Marx are married.
  • This date: July 12th, 1976
  • July 19th, 1976: The breakup of English rock band Deep Purple is announced by their manager.
  • July 21st, 1976: The British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • July 25th, 1976: The "Face on Mars" photograph is taken by the Viking 1 orbiter.
  • 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: American gangster Mickey Cohen dies at the age of 62.
  • July 29th, 1976: The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, carries out his first murder.
  • July 31st, 1976: NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.
  • August 1st, 1976: Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda is badly injured after his car bursts into flames at the 1976 German Grand Prix.
  • August 6th, 1976: UK politics: Two years after attempting to fake his own death, former Labour MP John Stonehouse is convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 12th, 1976, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 12th, 1976 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Fawlty Towers - British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.
  • 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.
  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
  • The Waltons - TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.

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.

Kid's TV shows on July 12th, 1976.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1976.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1976.

  • Cher dolls
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Risk board game
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 12th, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 12th.

Bill Cosby

Actor.
Born on July 12th, 1937
He turned 39 on this day in 1976.

Richard Simmons

Actor.
Born on July 12th, 1948
He turned 28 on this day in 1976.

Brock Lesnar

Wrestler.
Born on July 12th, 1977
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Michelle Rodriguez

Actress.
Born on July 12th, 1978
She was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Topher Grace

Actor.
Born on July 12th, 1978
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Gareth Gates

Singer.
Born on July 12th, 1984
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Luke Shaw

Soccer player.
Born on July 12th, 1995
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 12th of July.

  • Battle of the Boyne (Orangeman's Day)

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 12th, 1976.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 12th, 1976.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 12th, 1976 was most likely conceived around the 3rd of October, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 12th, 1976 is close to the 21st of April, 1977.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 12th, 1976.

  • A total of 16,533 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,361 weeks have passed.
  • 1,428,451,200 seconds have passed since the July 12th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,666,526,400 times.
  • Since July 12th, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 737,080,819,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,075,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,846,803 steps. That's about 54,599 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,141,414 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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