1976 Facts, Fun Trivia and History
Quick Facts from 1976
Top Ten Baby Names of 1976
Jennifer, Amy, Melissa, Heather, Angela, Michael, Jason, Chris, Topher, David, James
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
Sex Symbols, Hollywood Hunks and Leading Men
Robert Redford, John Travolta, Burt Reynolds
“One of these days, I’m gonna get myself organized.”
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
“Is it safe?”
“Meow, meow, meow, meow…”
Time Magazine’s Man of the Year
Tawny Godin (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Barbara Peterson (Minnesota)
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.
1976 Pop Culture Facts & History
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed Apple Computer.
The ink-jet printer was invented.
Writer Tom Wolfe declared the ’70s the “Me Decade.”
VHS releases won the war with Betamax tapes, although most agree it was an inferior product.
Sweden’s most profitable corporation was the 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)
Best Film Oscar Winner
One Flew Over the CooCoo’s Nest (presented in 1976)
Popular and Best-selling Books From 1976
1876 by Gore Vidal
1976 Most Popular TV Shows
1. Happy Days (ABC)
1976 Billboard Number One Songs
World Series Champions: Cincinnati Reds
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first “perfect 10s” in the Olympics, seven altogether.
Bruce Jenner won the Olympic decathlon.
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Most Popular Baby Names (BabyCenter.com)