December 8th, 1976, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 343 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.
43 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since December 8th, 1976.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 8th, 1976:
The Eagles release their album "Hotel California".
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1976:
United States: Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart
United Kingdom: Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
Take Me Back!
The date is December 8th, 1976 and it's a Wednesday. The Christmas season of 1976 has just started. In America, the song Tonight's The Night by Rod Stewart is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States. 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.
The film "Rocky", starring Sylvester Stallone, is currently playing in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Rockford Files", "The Bionic Woman" and "The Muppet Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Kenner SSP Racers", "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle" and "Dungeons & Dragons".
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 December 8th, 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.
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" 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 and information about this date:
43 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since December 8th, 1976.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 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 December 8th, 1976, will be 43 years of age.
People born in 1976 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 218851200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1976:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 1976, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 1976 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Black Sheep Squadron - TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.
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.
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:
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of December:
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 8th, 1976.
15,922 days have passed since this date.
1,375,657,200 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1976.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,604,933,400 times.
Since December 8th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 709,839,115,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 229,276,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,306,519 steps. That's about 52,581 miles!
Since this date, 16,507,886 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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