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July 16, 1976

July 16, 1976, was a Friday. It was the 198th day of 1976. The decade was the seventies.

47 years, 7 months, and 16 days have passed since July 16, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Birthdays

Born on July 16, 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 July 16, 1976:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 16, 1976

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
  • I'll Be Good To You - The Brothers Johnson
  • Shop Around - Captain & Tennille
  • More, More, More Pt. 1 - Andrea True Connection
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The Omen

Top movie

The movie "The Omen" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 17,395 days ago. Approximately 580 months have passed. It was the 198th day of 1976, in week 29. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1976 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 193 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 16, 1976

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, July 16, 1976. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1976 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band is at the top of the singles charts, while "Forever And Ever / My Friend The Wind (The Roussos Phenomenon EP)" by Demis Roussos is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie The Omen is at the top of the box office.

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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Starsky & Hutch", "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Wonder Woman", 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 "Captain Kangaroo", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "Bagpuss". Popular toys at the moment include Etch A Sketch, Operation, Connect Four, and Micronauts.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 16, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 16, 1976.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 16, 1976.

  • June 18, 1976: The East Area Rapist (Joseph James DeAngelo) carries out his first attack in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento.
  • June 20, 1976: Czechoslovakia defeat West Germany in a penalty shootout in the UEFA Euro 1976 Final.
  • June 21, 1976:
    • Elton John and Kiki Dee release the song "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
    • The Bee Gees release their new single "You Should Be Dancing".
  • June 25, 1976: Horror film "The Omen" is released in the United States.
  • June 27, 1976: Palestinian militants hijack an Air France plane before flying it to Entebbe, Uganda.
  • July 2, 1976: South Vietnam is officially annexed into the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • July 4, 1976: Israeli commandos free 103 hostages from an Air France plane at Uganda's Entebbe Airport.
  • July 11, 1976: Singer Frank Sinatra and model Barbara Marx are married.
  • July 12, 1976: The first episode of the TV game show "Family Feud" is aired on ABC Daytime.
  • This date: July 16, 1976
  • July 19, 1976: The breakup of English rock band Deep Purple is announced by their manager.
  • July 21, 1976: The British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • July 25, 1976: The "Face on Mars" photograph is taken by the Viking 1 orbiter.
  • July 27, 1976: 242,769 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Chinese city of Tangshan.
  • July 29, 1976:
    • The final episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D." is aired.
    • American gangster Mickey Cohen dies at the age of 62.
    • The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, carries out his first murder.
  • July 31, 1976: NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.
  • August 1, 1976: Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda is badly injured after his car bursts into flames at the 1976 German Grand Prix.
  • August 6, 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.
  • August 13, 1976: Steve Miller releases the song "Fly Like an Eagle".
  • August 15, 1976: The song "Dancing Queen" is released by ABBA.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 16, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 16, 1976 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on July 16, 1976

TV audiences were watching the following shows on July 16, 1976:

TV shows from July 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
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Good Times
Good Times
Happy Days
Happy Days
Kojak
Kojak
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
The Waltons
The Waltons
Maude
Maude
The Rookies
The Rookies
Emergency!
Emergency!
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife

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

Kids TV shows on July 16, 1976

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1976:

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

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
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1976

Toys and games that were popular in 1976:

Cher dolls
Cher dolls
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
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Twister mat
Twister mat
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1976.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on July 16, 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 July 16, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 16.

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Actor
Born on July 16, 1967
He turned 9 on this day in 1976.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

Actor
Born on July 16, 1971
He turned 5 on this day in 1976.

Chris Pontius

Chris Pontius

Stunt performer
Born on July 16, 1974
He turned 2 on this day in 1976.

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Welsh soccer player
Born on July 16, 1989
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 16, 1976.

UK

UK Prime Minister

James Callaghan 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 July 16, 1976 was most likely conceived around October 24, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 16, 1976 is close to April 8, 1977.

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Stats for July 16, 1976

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 16, 1976:

  • 17,395 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,485 weeks have passed.
  • 1,502,931,600 seconds have passed since July 16, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,753,420,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 775,512,705,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,488,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 129,252,118 steps. That's roughly 57,445 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,035,179 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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