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August 27th, 1976.

August 27th, 1976, was a Friday. It was day 240 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 9 months and 20 days have passed since August 27th, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 27th, 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
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Take me back to August 27th, 1976!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 27th, 1976 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1976 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. The song Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and 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. A new song called "Dancing Queen" has just been released by Swedish pop group ABBA.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Little House on the Prairie", "Baretta", "Starsky & Hutch" and "What's Happening!!". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Battleship (game), Baby Alive (doll) and Stretch Armstrong.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 27th, 1976.

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

    The "Son of Sam" is terrorizing New York.

    During this period, a serial killer nicknamed the "Son of Sam" was terrorizing New York City. By the time he was 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1976?

    Who were the best football players in 1976?

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    Jimmy Carter.

    U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1976.

  • 1976 in music.

    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.

  • Mood rings have become a fad.

    Mood rings have become a fad.

    In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. 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 later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    From about 1972 onward, audio cassettes started to become more widespread. 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.

    Around this period, sales of color TV sets began to surpass sales of the older black-and-white sets. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years, 9 months and 20 days have passed since August 27th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 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 August 27th, 1976, will be 44 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 209948400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 27th, 1976.

  • July 29th, 1976: The final episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D." is aired.
  • July 29th, 1976: American gangster Mickey Cohen dies at the age of 62.
  • July 29th, 1976: The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, carries out his first murder.
  • July 31st, 1976: NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.
  • August 6th, 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 15th, 1976: The song "Dancing Queen" is released by ABBA.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 27th, 1976
  • August 28th, 1976: 18-year-old American actress Anissa Jones dies of an overdose.
  • September 9th, 1976: Chairman Mao Zedong dies of a heart attack.
  • September 10th, 1976: 176 people die in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, after British Airways Flight 476 collides mid-air with Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 550.
  • September 25th, 1976: The Irish rock band U2 is formed.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 27th, 1976, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 27th, 1976 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 27th, 1976.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1976.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 27th, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 27th of August.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on August 27th, 1976.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 27th, 1976.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 27th, 1976 was most likely conceived around the 18th of November, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 27th, 1976 is close to the 6th of June, 1977.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 27th, 1976.

  • A total of 16,364 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,337 weeks have passed.
  • 1,413,849,600 seconds have passed since the August 27th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,649,491,200 times.
  • Since August 27th, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 729,546,393,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 235,641,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,591,066 steps. That's about 54,040 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,966,195 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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