Pop Culture Madness!

1976 Trivia

<< - 1975
World Series Champions:
Cincinatti Reds
Superbowl X Champions:
Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA Champions:
Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Jerry Pate
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Jimmy Connors/Christine Marie Evert
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Bjorn Borg/Chris Evert
NCAA Football Champions:
Pittsburgh
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Indiana
Kentucky Derby:
Bold Forbes
Sports Highlights:

Romanian gymnast Nadia Comanici earned the first "perfect 10's" in the Olympics, seven all together.

Bruce (now Caitlin) Jenner won the Olympic decathalon

The Hotties Sex Symbols, and Fashion Icons:
Adrienne Barbeau, Valerie Bertinelli, Lynda Carter, Charo, Britt Ekland, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Beverly Johnson, Jessica Lange, Dolly Parton, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Jacquelyn Smith, Suzanne Somers, Donna Summer, Yvette and Yvonne Sylvander, Lindsay Wagner, Mary Woronov
"The Quote"

"Adrian!"
- Sylvester Stallone, in 'Rocky'

"One of these days, I'm gonna get myself organized"
"You talkin' to me?"
-Robert De Niro, as Travis Bickle, in 'Taxi Driver'

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
- Peter Finch, in 'Network'

"Is it safe?"
- Laurence Olivier, in 'Marathon Man'

"Meow, meow, meow, meow..."
- Song from Meow Mix commercial

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Jimmy Carter
Miss America:
Tawny Godin (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Miss USA:
Barbara Peterson (Minnesota)
The Scandals:

Movie Star Violent Death: Sal Mineo (stabbed)

Elizabeth Ray claimed that her only duty for her $14,000 a year job was to have sex with congressman Wayne Hays.

Nerd News:

Apple Computer was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
The first computer, reports say, sold for $666.66.

The ink-jet printer is invented.

Writer Tom Wolfe declared the '70s the "Me Decade"

VHS released, wins the war with Betamax tapes, although most agree it was an inferior product.

Sweden's most profitable corporation was pop group ABBA.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1976: $110,000

The Habit:
Listening to Peter Frampton's Framptom Comes Alive album
1st appearances & 1976's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Stretch Armstrong, Raw Power (bicycle sound effect)
1976 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Happy Days (ABC)
2. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
3. M*A*S*H (CBS)
4. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
5. The Big Event (NBC)
6. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)
7. Baretta (ABC)
8. One Day at a Time (CBS)
9. Three's Company (ABC)
10. All in the Family (CBS)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1976 include:
Barry Manilow, The Bay City Rollers, The Bee Gees, The Bellany Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Brick, The Brothers Johnson, The Captain & Tennille, The Commodores, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Eroc Carmen, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Wright, Johnnie Taylor, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kiss, Lou Rawls, Natalie Cole, Neil Sedaka, The O'Jays, Ohio Players, Olivia Newton-John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Paul Simon, Peter Frampton, Queen, Rod Stewart, Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn, Silver Convention, The Spinners, Starland Vocal Band, Stevie Wonder, The Sylvers, Tavares, Wild Cherry

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1976:
December 27, 1975 - January 2, 1976: The Staple Singers - Let's Do It Again

January 3, 1976 - January 9, 1976: Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night

January 10, 1976 - January 16, 1976: C. W. McCall - Convoy

January 17, 1976 - January 23, 1976: Barry Manilow - I Write the Songs

January 24, 1976 - January 30, 1976: Diana Ross - Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)

January 31, 1976 - February 6, 1976: Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster

February 7, 1976 - February 27, 1976: Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

February 28, 1976 - March 5, 1976: Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.

March 6, 1976 - March 12, 1976: The Miracles - Love Machine (Part 1)

March 13, 1976 - April 2, 1976: The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)

April 3, 1976 - April 30, 1976: Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady

May 1, 1976 - May 7, 1976: The Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow

May 8, 1976 - May 14, 1976: John Sebastian - Welcome Back

May 15, 1976 - May 21, 1976: The Sylvers - Boogie Fever

May 22, 1976 - May 28, 1976: Wings - Silly Love Songs

May 29, 1976 - July 9, 1976: Diana Ross - Love Hangover

July 10, 1976 - July 23, 1976: Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight

July 24, 1976 - August 6, 1976: The Manhattans - Kiss and Say Goodbye

August 7, 1976 - September 3, 1976: Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart

September 4, 1976 - September 10, 1976: Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

September 11, 1976 - September 17, 1976: KC and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty

September 18, 1976 - October 8, 1976: Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

October 9, 1976 - October 15, 1976: Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band - A Fifth of Beethoven

October 16, 1976 - October 22, 1976: Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots - Disco Duck (part 1)

October 23, 1976 - November 5, 1976: Chicago - If You Leave Me Now

November 6, 1976 - November 12, 1976: Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me

November 13, 1976 - January 7, 1977: Rod Stewart - Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)