19th of August, 1976

The 19th of August, 1976, fell on a Thursday. Day 232 of 1976. Decade: 1970s.

43 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since the 19th of August, 1976.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 19th of August, 1976:

  • U.S. President Gerald Ford wins the Republican Party presidential nomination


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 19th of August, 1976:

  • United States: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
  • United Kingdom: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee

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 the 19th of August, 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:

  • 43 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since the 19th of August, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 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 the 19th of August, 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 209257200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 19th of August, 1976:

  • 21st of July, 1976: The British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • 27th of July, 1976: 242,769 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Chinese city of Tangshan.
  • 29th of July, 1976: The final episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D." is aired.
  • 29th of July, 1976: The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, carries out his first murder.
  • 31st of July, 1976: NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.
  • 21st of August, 1976: 10-year-old Andy Puglisi disappears after wandering away from a pool area near his home in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • 28th of August, 1976: 18-year-old American actress Anissa Jones dies of an overdose.
  • 9th of September, 1976: Chairman Mao Zedong dies of a heart attack.
  • 10th of September, 1976: 176 people die in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, after British Airways Flight 476 collides mid-air with Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 550.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 19th of August, 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: The 19th of August, 1976 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • What's Happening!! - 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.
  • 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.

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:

  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • 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 19th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on the 19th of August, 1976.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 19th of August, 1976 was probably conceived around the 10th of November, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 19th of August, 1976 is the 29th of May, 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.

19th of August

Events that have occurred on the 19th of August:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 19th of August, 1976.

  • 15,891 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,372,986,000 seconds have passed since the 19th of August, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,601,817,000 times.
  • Since the 19th of August, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 708,460,776,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 228,831,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,076,796 steps. That's about 52,479 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,475,832 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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