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October 23, 1976

October 23, 1976, was a Saturday. It was 47 years, 7 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Birthdays

Born on October 23, 1976

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 23, 1976, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
  • United Kingdom: "Mississippi" by Pussycat

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 23, 1976

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
  • Disco Duck (Part I) - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots
  • A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
  • Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
  • Still The One - Orleans
Play the top singles from 1976
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Marathon Man

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Marathon Man".

Facts

This date occurred 17,407 days ago. Approximately 580 months have passed. It was the 297th day of 1976, in week 43. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on October 23, 1976, are now 47 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1976 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 193 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 23, 1976

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is October 23, 1976, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. Halloween 1976 is quickly approaching.

In America, the song "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mississippi" by Pussycat is the number-one song in the UK. Gerald Ford is the President of the United States, and the movie Marathon Man is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "McCloud", "Sanford and Son", "Good Times", and "Police Woman". 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. People are playing video games such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", and "Breakout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Land of the Lost", "The Great Grape Ape Show", and "The Muppet Show".

Children are playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Battleship (game), and Dungeons & Dragons.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 23, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 23, 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.
  • October 20, 1976: Diego Maradona makes his professional debut.
  • This date: October 23, 1976
  • November 2, 1976: Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter wins the 1976 US presidential election.
  • November 3, 1976: The horror film "Carrie", starring Sissy Spacek, is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 23, 1976, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 23, 1976 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1976

In October 1976, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from October 1976.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1976

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1976

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 October 1976.

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

Were you born on October 23, 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 October 23, 1982, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 23.

Pele

Pele

Brazilian soccer player Deceased
Born on October 23, 1940
He turned 36 on this day in 1976.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic

Singer
Born on October 23, 1959
He turned 17 on this day in 1976.

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Television host
Born on October 23, 1959
She turned 17 on this day in 1976.

Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo

Metallica
Born on October 23, 1964
He turned 12 on this day in 1976.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

Actress
Born on October 23, 1986
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Fabinho

Fabinho

Soccer player
Born on October 23, 1993
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Actress
Born on October 23, 1998
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on October 23, 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 October 23, 1976 was most likely conceived around January 31, 1976.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23, 1976 is close to July 16, 1977.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 23, 1976:

  • 17,407 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,486 weeks have passed.
  • 1,503,964,800 seconds have passed since October 23, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,754,625,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 776,045,836,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,660,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 129,340,973 steps. That's roughly 57,485 miles.
  • 18,047,578 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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