September 16th, 1976

September 16th, 1976, fell on a Thursday. It was day 260 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

44 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since September 16th, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 16th, 1976:

  • United States: Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • United Kingdom: Dancing Queen - ABBA

Take Me Back!

The date is September 16th, 1976 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Dancing Queen by ABBA is the number one hit song.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "McCloud", "M*A*S*H", "Little House on the Prairie" and "The Jeffersons".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "Happy Days". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Kenner SSP Racers", "Magna Doodle" 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 September 16th, 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:

  • 44 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since September 16th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 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 September 16th, 1976, will be 44 years of age.
  • People born in 1976 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 211676400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 16th, 1976:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 16th, 1976, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 16th, 1976 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

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

  • The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
  • 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.

1976 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1976.

  • The Muppet Show
  • 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 16th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on September 16th, 1976?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 16th, 1976?

  • James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 16th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 8th of December, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 16th, 1976 is the 26th of June, 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 16th, 1976.

  • 16,145 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,394,931,600 seconds have passed since the September 16th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,627,420,200 times.
  • Since September 16th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 719,784,705,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 232,488,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 119,964,118 steps. That's about 53,317 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,739,179 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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