Thursday, June 28, 2007

1976




In 1976 (the year you were born)



Gerald Ford is president of the US



The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence



The Viking II sets down on Mars' Utopia Plains



Promising, "I will never lie to you," Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States



Israeli commandos rescue hostages from Entebbe, Uganda



The Concorde begins flights from New York to Europe



George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol



Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray



Freddie Prinze Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, 50 Cent, Fred Savage, and Shannon Elizabeth are born



Cincinnati Reds win the World Series



Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl X



Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup



Rocky is the top grossing film



Filming begins on George Lucas' Star Wars



The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published



The Eagles Their Greatest Hits compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum



"Tonight's The Night" by Rod Stewart spends the most time at the top of the US chart



Charlie's Angels and The Muppet Show premiere

1 comment:

Piccinigirl said...

and I was 6!!!!!

wow, lots of fun stuff happened the year you were born. I remember my recital outfit that year, a cute white leotard with '76 on it and a cute hat.