September 24th, 1976, was a Friday. It was day 268 of 1976. The decade was the Seventies.
46 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since September 24th, 1976.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
People who were born on this exact date.
On September 24th, 1976, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Obsession".
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is September 24th, 1976, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
Schools and colleges are starting again and Autumn has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool and trees are starting 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 the movie Obsession is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister.
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 be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Waltons", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Happy Days" 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", "Bagpuss", "The Oddball Couple" and "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Twister mat, Shrinky Dinks, Connect Four and Cher dolls.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on September 24th, 1976.
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.
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.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the 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, 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.
In 1975 and 1976, mood rings became a fad. The rings contained a special liquid that would show different colors at different temperatures.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in September, 1976.
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
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.
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.
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
The Muppet Show
The Oddball Couple
Return to the Planet of the Apes
The Great Grape Ape Show
Land of the Lost
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 September 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 September 24th, 1982, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 24th.
Iranian Supreme Leader. Deceased
Born on September 24th, 1902
He turned 74 on this day in 1976.
American actor. Deceased
Born on September 24th, 1948
He turned 28 on this day in 1976.
Born on September 24th, 1991
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of September.
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on September 24th, 1976.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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