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July 31, 1976

July 31, 1976, was a Saturday. It was the 213th day of 1976. The decade was the seventies.

47 years, 6 months, and 21 days have passed since July 31, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on July 31, 1976:

  • NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.
Song charts

Popular songs

On July 31, 1976, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on July 31, 1976

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
  • Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
  • Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
  • Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
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The Omen

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Omen".

Facts

This date occurred 17,371 days ago. Approximately 579 months have passed. It was the 213th day of 1976, in week 31. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on July 31, 1976, are now 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1976 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 193 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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Jznn and Phil

We got married on the 31st of July at 2 O'clock. We had a lovely day and the weather was red hot, we had a heatwave that year. We are still together and it's our 45th wedding anniversary.
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Take me back to July 31, 1976

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is July 31, 1976, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

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 "Kiss And Say Goodbye" by Manhattans is at the top of the singles charts, while "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John & Kiki Dee 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Two Ronnies", "The Six Million Dollar Man", and "Good Times". 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. People are playing video games 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 "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines". Children are playing with toys such as VertiBird (toy helicopter), Baby Alive (doll), Risk board game, and Dungeons & Dragons.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 31, 1976.

  • The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York

    A serial killer called the "Son of Sam" terrorized New York City in 1976 and 1977. By the time he was finally caught, David Berkowitz had murdered six people and injured seven others in eight separate gun attacks.
  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 31, 1976.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 31, 1976
  • 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.
  • August 19, 1976: Incumbent US President Gerald Ford wins the Republican Party presidential nomination for the 1976 election.
  • August 21, 1976: 10-year-old Andy Puglisi disappears after wandering away from a pool area near his home in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • August 28, 1976: 18-year-old American actress Anissa Jones dies of an overdose.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 31, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 31, 1976 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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

Television shows in July 1976

In July 1976, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in July 1976

If you were a kid on July 31, 1976, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Toys in 1976

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 31, 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 31, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 31.

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Actor
Born on July 31, 1962
He turned 14 on this day in 1976.

J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling

Author
Born on July 31, 1965
She turned 11 on this day in 1976.

Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert

Rapper
Born on July 31, 1994
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on July 31, 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 31, 1976 was most likely conceived around November 8, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 31, 1976 is close to April 23, 1977.

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Stats for July 31, 1976

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 31, 1976:

  • 17,371 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,481 weeks have passed.
  • 1,500,858,000 seconds have passed since July 31, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,751,001,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 774,442,728,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,143,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 129,073,788 steps. That's roughly 57,366 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,010,296 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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