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October 6th, 1976.

October 6th, 1976, was a Wednesday. It was day 280 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since October 6th, 1976.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 6th, 1976.

  • United States: A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy
  • United Kingdom: Dancing Queen - ABBA

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 6th, 1976.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley
  • A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
  • Disco Duck (Part I) - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots
  • Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
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Burnt Offerings

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Burnt Offerings" was at the top of the box office on October 6th, 1976.

Take me back to October 6th, 1976!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 6th, 1976 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy 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 Burnt Offerings 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 Tommy Bolin, Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan and Charlie Chaplin would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Medical Center", "McCloud", "Little House on the Prairie" and "Quincy, M.E.".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Twister mat, Shrinky Dinks and Magna Doodle.

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 October 6th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    Jimmy Carter.

    U.S. President Jimmy Carter was named as the 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, 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 45 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since October 6th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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 October 6th, 1976, will be 45 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1976 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 213404400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 6th, 1976.

  • September 6th, 1976: Soviet fighter pilot Viktor Belenko lands his MiG-25 in Hakodate, Japan and defects to the West.
  • September 9th, 1976: China's Chairman Mao Zedong dies of a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • September 10th, 1976: 176 people die in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, after British Airways Flight 476 collides mid-air with Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 550.
  • September 17th, 1976: NASA unveils its first orbiter, the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  • September 25th, 1976: The Irish rock band U2 is formed.
  • September 28th, 1976: Boxing: Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton in their third fight.
  • This date: October 6th, 1976
  • October 7th, 1976: Singer Elton John announces that he is bisexual in an interview with Rolling Stone.
  • October 20th, 1976: Diego Maradona makes his professional debut.
  • November 2nd, 1976: Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter wins the 1976 U.S. presidential election.
  • November 3rd, 1976: The horror film "Carrie", starring Sissy Spacek, is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 6th, 1976, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 6th, 1976 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

TV shows from October, 1976.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
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
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Sitcom starring Bob Newhart as a psychologist called Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Waltons
The Waltons
TV series about a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

Maude
Maude
Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.

The Rookies
The Rookies
American police series.

Emergency!
Emergency!
TV series about a fire department in LA.

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.

Kids' TV shows on October 6th, 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!

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Electric Company
The Electric Company

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1976.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Tank 1974
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 October 6th, 1982 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 6th.

Gerry Adams

Irish politician.
Born on October 6th, 1948
He turned 28 on this day in 1976.

Niall Quinn

Soccer player.
Born on October 6th, 1966
He turned 10 on this day in 1976.

Amy Jo Johnson

Actress.
Born on October 6th, 1970
She turned 6 on this day in 1976.

Ricky Hatton

Boxer.
Born on October 6th, 1978
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Addison Rae

Social media personality.
Born on October 6th, 2000
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

US President.

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 6th, 1976.

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 6th, 1976.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 6th, 1976 was most likely conceived around January 14th, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 6th, 1976 is close to June 29th, 1977.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 6th, 1976.

  • A total of 16,498 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,356 weeks have passed.
  • 1,425,430,800 seconds have passed since the October 6th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,663,002,600 times.
  • Since October 6th, 1976, the earth has travelled approximately 735,522,292,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 237,571,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,587,049 steps. That's about 54,483 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,105,170 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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