August 17th, 1976, was a Tuesday. It was Day 230 of 1976. The decade was the Seventies.
46 years, 9 months, and 25 days have passed since August 17th, 1976.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
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These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1976.
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The movie "Silent Movie" was at the top of the box office on this day.
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The date is August 17th, 1976, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
The song Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee is at the top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Silent Movie 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 Rockford Files", "Barney Miller", and "Fawlty Towers". 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.
A new song called "Dancing Queen" has just been released by Swedish pop group ABBA. 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".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "Happy Days". Children are playing with toys such as Battleship (game), Big Jim (action figure), Connect Four, and Stretch Armstrong.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 17th, 1976.
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.
The best NBA players in 1976 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George McGinnis, Nate Archibald, Rick Barry and Pete Maravich.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976.
US President Jimmy Carter was named Time Person of the Year in 1976.
"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow would go on to win a Grammy for 1976's Song of the Year.
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 were a big fad in 1975 and 1976. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in August 1976.
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
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.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
Starring Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson.
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.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
TV show about a bald New York detective.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
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.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
American police series.
TV series about a fire department in LA.
Sanford and Son
American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.
American music program that was dedicated to funk, soul and R&B music.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1976.
The Oddball Couple
Return to the Planet of the Apes
The Great Grape Ape Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Electric Company
All in the Family
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1976.
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1976.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
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 August 17th, 1982, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 17th.
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Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on August 17th, 1976.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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