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September 18, 1976

September 18, 1976, was a Saturday. It was 47 years, 10 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 18, 1976

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18, 1976:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1976

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley
  • A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
  • You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
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Obsession

Top movie

The movie "Obsession" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 17,476 days ago. Approximately 583 months have passed. It was the 262nd day of 1976, in week 38. The decade was the seventies. People born on this day are currently 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1976 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 194 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 18, 1976

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, September 18, 1976. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry is at the top of the singles charts, while "Dancing Queen" by ABBA is the number-one song in the UK.

Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Obsession is at the top of the box office. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Rosalind Russell, Tommy Bolin, Freddie Prinze, and Elvis Presley would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "Soul Train", "Kojak", and "Laverne & Shirley".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Sesame Street", and "All in the Family". Popular toys at the moment include G.I. Joe Adventure Team, Magnavox Odyssey, Risk board game, and Stretch Armstrong.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 18, 1976.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 18, 1976.

  • 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.
  • September 5, 1976: The first episode of the comedy television series "The Muppet Show" is aired.
  • September 6, 1976: Soviet fighter pilot Viktor Belenko lands his MiG-25 in Hakodate, Japan and defects to the West.
  • September 9, 1976: China's Chairman Mao Zedong dies of a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • September 10, 1976: 176 people die in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, after British Airways Flight 476 collides mid-air with Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 550.
  • September 17, 1976: NASA unveils its first orbiter, the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  • This date: September 18, 1976
  • September 25, 1976: The Irish rock band U2 is formed.
  • September 28, 1976: Boxing: Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton in their third fight.
  • October 3, 1976: The mystery medical drama series "Quincy, M.E." makes its debut on NBC.
  • October 7, 1976: Singer Elton John announces that he is bisexual in an interview with Rolling Stone.
  • October 15, 1976: Mob boss Carlo Gambino passes away at the age of 74.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18, 1976, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18, 1976 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 18, 1976

People in September 1976 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1976.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
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

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

Kids TV shows on September 18, 1976

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1976:

Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Jabberjaw
Jabberjaw
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show

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
Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost
Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Happy Days
Happy Days
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1976

Toys and games that were popular in 1976:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1976.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Tank 1974
Tank

Were you born on September 18, 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 September 18, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18.

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Actor
Born on September 18, 1941
He turned 35 on this day in 1976.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Computer programmer Deceased
Born on September 18, 1945
He turned 31 on this day in 1976.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Actor Deceased
Born on September 18, 1961
He turned 15 on this day in 1976.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress
Born on September 18, 1971
She turned 5 on this day in 1976.

Xzibit

Xzibit

Rapper / Television host
Born on September 18, 1974
He turned 2 on this day in 1976.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player
Born on September 18, 1998
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 18, 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 September 18, 1976 was most likely conceived around December 27, 1975.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18, 1976 is close to June 11, 1977.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 18, 1976:

  • 17,476 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,496 weeks have passed.
  • 1,509,926,400 seconds have passed since September 18, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,761,580,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 779,122,022,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 251,654,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 129,853,670 steps. That's roughly 57,713 miles.
  • 18,119,117 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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