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December 27th, 1976

December 27th, 1976, fell on a Monday. It was day 362 of 1976. The decade was the 1970s.

43 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since December 27th, 1976.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 27th, 1976:

  • United States: Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart
  • United Kingdom: When A Child Is Born - Johnny Mathis

Take Me Back!

The date is December 27th, 1976 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1976 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song Tonight's The Night by Rod Stewart is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, When A Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "McCloud", "Happy Days", "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Black Sheep Squadron". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tank", "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "All in the Family", "Happy Days" and "The Muppet Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "Shrinky Dinks", "Micronauts" and "Cher dolls".


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 27th, 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.

  • Jimmy Carter.

    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

    "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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 43 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since December 27th, 1976.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 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 27th, 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 220492800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 27th, 1976:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 27th, 1976, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 27th, 1976 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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:

  • Cher dolls
  • Micronauts
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 27th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on December 27th, 1976.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 27th, 1976 was probably conceived around the 19th of March, 1976. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 27th, 1976 is the 6th of October, 1977. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 27th, 1976.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 27th, 1976.

  • 16,003 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,382,655,600 seconds have passed since the December 27th, 1976.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,613,098,200 times.
  • Since December 27th, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 713,450,289,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 230,442,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,908,382 steps. That's about 52,848 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,591,867 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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