Thursday December 16, 1976
US date format: 12/16/1976, UK date format: 16/12/1976
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Stuart Ashen and Jen Golbeck.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits.
Island of Death, directed by Nico Mastorakis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976
while Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pat & Mat.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sprint 2 or Breakout.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 16, 1976?
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- Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
- US government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis.
- Andrew Young named Ambassador and Chief US Delegate to United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 16, 1976?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Spinners - The Rubberband Man
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- Captain and Tennille - Muskrat Love
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Boston - More Than A Feeling
- Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
- Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. - Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless)
- Firefall - You Are The Woman
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Nights Are Forever Without You
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Brick - Dazz
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- The Jacksons - Enjoy Yourself
- The Sylvers - Hot Line
- Johnny Bristol - Do It To My Mind
- Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame - Part 1
- The Manhattans - I Kinda Miss You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Saturday Nite
- The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
- Deniece Williams - Free
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 16, 1976?
On December 16, 1976 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is December 16, 1976?
On December 16, 1976 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.
Who was the US President on December 16, 1976?
On December 16, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 16, 1976?
On December 16, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on December 16, 1976?
On December 16, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 16, 1976?
On December 16, 1976 several famous people were born including, Stuart Ashen, Jen Golbeck, Emiri Henmi.
Which famous people died on December 16, 1976?
Famous people died on December 16, 1976 include, Real Caouette, George.
What was the number one song in December 16, 1976?
The number one song in the week of December 16, 1976 was Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart in US and Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy in UK.
What were the top hits on December 16, 1976?
The top hits on December 16, 1976 were Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart, The Rubberband Man by Spinners, You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. in US and Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy, When A Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis, Somebody To Love by Queen in UK.