|<< - 1975
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl X Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Jimmy Connors/Christine Marie Evert
Bjorn Borg/Chris Evert
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
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
- 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:
Tawny Godin (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Barbara Peterson (Minnesota)
Movie Star Violent Death: Sal Mineo
Elizabeth Ray claimed that her only duty for her $14,000 a year job
was to have sex with congressman Wayne Hays.
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
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,
(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
January 10, 1976 - January 16, 1976: C. W. McCall - Convoy
January 17, 1976 - January 23, 1976: Barry Manilow - I Write
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
February 7, 1976 - February 27, 1976: Paul Simon - 50 Ways
to Leave Your Lover
February 28, 1976 - March 5, 1976: Rhythm Heritage - Theme
March 6, 1976 - March 12, 1976: The Miracles - Love Machine
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
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
July 24, 1976 - August 6, 1976: The Manhattans - Kiss and
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
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
November 6, 1976 - November 12, 1976: Steve Miller Band - Rock'n
November 13, 1976 - January 7, 1977: Rod Stewart - Tonight's
the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
|The Top 40 Songs of 1976, according to Billboard Magazine
1. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
2. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings
3. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
4. Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
5. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
6. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - The Four Seasons
7. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
8. Kiss and Say Goodbye - Mahhattans
9. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
10. Love Hangover - Diana Ross
11. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
12. (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC & The Sinshine
13. A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy
14. Disco Duck (Part 1) - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots
15. I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
16. Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
17. Boogie Fever - Sylvers
18. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
- Diana Ross
19. You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
20. Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
21. Convoy - C.W. McCall
22. Welcome Back - John Sebastian
23. Love Machine (Part 1) - The Miracles
24. Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
25. Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
26. Rock'n Me - Steve MIller Band
27. The Rubberband Man - Spinners
28. Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) - Sliver Convention
29. Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
30. All By Myself - Eric Carmen
31. I'd Really Like To See You Tonight - England Dan and John
32. Right Back Where You Started From - Maxine Nightengale
33. You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine) - Lou Rawls
34. Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
35. Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer
36. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
37. Love So Right - Bee Gees
38. Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
39. Let 'Em In - Paul McCartney and Wings
40. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate