July 15th, 1976

July 15th, 1976, fell on a Thursday. Day 197 of 1976. Decade: 1970s.

43 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since July 15th, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1976:

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

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 15th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 43 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since July 15th, 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 15th, 1976, will be 43 years of age.
  • People born in 1976 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 206233200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 15th, 1976:

  • 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 15th, 1976, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 15th, 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 15th, 1976.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 15th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 6th of October, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 15th, 1976 is the 24th of April, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

15th of July

Events that have occurred on the 15th of July:

  • July 15th, 1974: News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
  • July 15th, 1994: The Rwandan Genocide ends.
  • July 15th, 1994: The movie True Lies (1994) is released.
  • July 15th, 1997: Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead by Andrew Cunanan.
  • July 15th, 1959: The "Steel strike of 1959" begins in the United States.
  • July 15th, 1988: The movie Die Hard (1988) is released.
  • July 15th, 1991: Right Said Fred releases his song "I'm Too Sexy".
  • July 15th, 1996: The first episode of Kenan & Kel is aired.
  • July 15th, 2000: The last episode of Kenan & Kel is aired.
  • July 15th, 2004: I, Robot (2004), starring Will Smith, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2005: The movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), starring Johnny Depp, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2005: The comedy movie Wedding Crashers (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • July 15th, 2006: Ashley Cole and Cheryl Tweedy are married.
  • July 15th, 2008: Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee is reported missing.
  • July 15th, 2009: The movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) is released.
  • July 15th, 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) is released.
  • July 15th, 2012: The song "Gangnam Style" is released.
  • July 15th, 2015: Love Island: Jess Hayes and Max Morley are crowned as winners.
  • July 15th, 2015: Hackers announce that they have stolen data from extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison.
  • July 15th, 2016: The movie Ghostbusters (a reboot of the original) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2016: The first season of Stranger Things is released on Netflix.
  • July 15th, 2016: Donald Trump announces Mike Pence as his running mate.
  • July 15th, 2018: The final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup takes places.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 15th, 1976.

  • 16,031 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,385,078,400 seconds have passed since the July 15th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,615,924,800 times.
  • Since July 15th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 714,700,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,846,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,116,742 steps. That's about 52,941 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,620,941 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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