Biggest Songs of 1976

  1. Silly Love Songs Wings
  2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
  3. Disco Lady Johnnie Taylor
  4. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) Four Seasons
  5. Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
  6. Kiss And Say Goodbye Manhattans
  7. Love Machine (Part 1) The Miracles
  8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
  9. Love Is Alive Gary Wright
  10. A Fifth Of Beethoven Walter Murphy & Big Apple Band
  11. Sara Smile Daryl Hall & John Oates
  12. Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band
  13. I Write The Songs Barry Manilow
  14. Fly, Robin, Fly Silver Convention
  15. Love Hangover Diana Ross
  16. Get Close Seals & Crofts
  17. More, More, More Andrea True Connection
  18. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
  19. Misty Blue Dorothy Moore
  20. Boogie Fever Sylvers

Biggest TV Shows of 1976

  1. Happy Days (ABC)
  2. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
  3. ABC Monday Night Movie (ABC)
  4. M*A*S*H (CBS)
  5. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
  6. The Big Event (NBC)
  7. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)
  8. ABC Sunday Night Movie (ABC)
  9. Baretta (ABC)
  10. One Day at a Time (CBS)

Biggest Movies of 1976

  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  2. All the President's Men
  3. The Omen
  4. The Bad News Bears
  5. Silent Movie
  6. Midway
  7. Dog Day Afternoon
  8. Murder by Death
  9. Jaws (reissue)
  10. Blazing Saddles (reissue)

Biggest Events of 1976

  • Betamax and VHS VCRs released
  • The first commercial service Concorde flight took off
  • Fleetwood Mac records Rumours, which will be a blockbuster album in 1977
  • Rock group KISS releases the legendary album Destroyer
  • Patty Hearst is found guilty of the armed robbery of a San Francisco, California bank
  • Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
  • The last episode of the TV medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D. is aired
  • The United States celebrate its Bicentennial
  • NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1
  • Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show
  • Soyuz 22 carries two cosmonauts into earth orbit for eight days
  • The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA
  • CB radio popularity peaks
  • Popular fads: Atari games, Muhammad Ali action figures, Little Professor calculators, Pet rocks
  • In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident
  • Red dye #4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs
  • Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Ford to become first candidate from deep South to win the Presidency since the War of Northern Aggression
  • The Band gives its last public performance
  • The Eagles release one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, Hotel California
  • Supreme Court reverses itself and rules that the death penalty is not unconstitutional allowing states to, once again, institute the death penalty
  • US Academy of Sciences announces that CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) are depleting the ozone layer
  • Bruce Jenner wins the Olympic decathlon in Montreal at the Summer Games
  • US president Jimmy Carter, in a Playboy magazine interview, states that "I've looked on many women with lust - I've committed adultery in my heart many times - God knows I will do this and forgives me"


  • Car: $5,418
  • House: $48,000
  • Median Household Income: $12,686
  • Bread: 30 per loaf
  • Milk: $1.42 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 13
  • Average Annual Salary: $16,870
  • Minimum Wage: $2.30 per hour
  • Gasoline: 59 per gallon