July 31st, 1976

July 31st, 1976, fell on a Saturday. It was day 213 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since July 31st, 1976.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 31st, 1976:

  • NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 31st, 1976:

  • United States: Kiss And Say Goodbye - Manhattans
  • United Kingdom: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee

Take Me Back!

The date is July 31st, 1976 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Kiss And Say Goodbye by Manhattans is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee 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 "Maude", "Starsky & Hutch", "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "The Bionic Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Sesame Street". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Connect Four", "Micronauts" 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 31st, 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.

  • Son of Sam.

    During this period, serial killer David Berkowitz is terrorizing New York City. Berkowitz, who is also nicknamed the ".44 Caliber Killer", murders six people and injures seven others in eight separate gun attacks.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 43 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since July 31st, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 31st, 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 207615600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 31st, 1976:

  • 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.
  • August 19th, 1976: U.S. President Gerald Ford wins the Republican Party presidential nomination.
  • August 21st, 1976: 10-year-old Andy Puglisi disappears after wandering away from a pool area near his home in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • August 28th, 1976: 18-year-old American actress Anissa Jones dies of an overdose.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 31st, 1976, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 31st, 1976 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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 31st of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 31st, 1976.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 31st, 1976 was probably conceived around the 22nd of October, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 31st, 1976 is the 10th of May, 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 31st, 1976.

  • 16,051 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,386,806,400 seconds have passed since the July 31st, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,617,940,800 times.
  • Since July 31st, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 715,592,102,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 231,134,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,265,350 steps. That's about 53,007 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,641,677 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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