Radio Hits of 1976

1976 Sports

*World Series Champions: Cincinatti Reds
*Superbowl Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
*NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
*Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
*U.S. Open Golf: Jerry Pate
*U.S. Tennis: Jimmy Connors/Christine Marie Evert
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Bjorn Borg/Chris Evert
*NCAA Football Champions: Pittsburgh
*NCAA Basketball: Indiana
*Kentucky Derby: Bold Forbes

Fashion Icons:

Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter, Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley.

Other Facts (1976)

U.S. presidential election, 1976: Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Ford, becoming the first candidate from the Deep South to win since the Civil War.
*Apple Computer was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The first computer, reports say, sold for $666.66.
*NBC broadcasts Gone with the Wind and scores record-breaking ratings.
*Sweden's most profitable corporation was pop group ABBA.
*Mysterious disease strikes American Legion convention in Philadelphia, eventually claiming 29 lives (Aug. 4).
*"Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC.
*The ink-jet printer is invented.
*The Pol Pot regime proclaims a new constitution for Democratic Kampuchea, (Cambodia).
*The 1976 Summer Olympics begin in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
* In New York City, the "Son of Sam" pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing 1 and seriously wounding another, in the first of a series of attacks that terrorize the city for the next year.
*ROCKY - Where a small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
*Earthquake in Tabgshan China kills 655,000.
*The United States celebrates its 200th birthday of independence from British Rule.
*Eccentric American billionaire Howard Hughes who had been a recluse for 20 years dies at the age of 70.
*Mao Tse-tung Dies the founder of the Chinese Communist Party
*Movies in 1976 included Rocky, Taxi Driver, Network, All the President's Men.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Jimmy Carter
*Miss America: Tawny Godin (Saratoga Springs, NY)
*Miss USA: Barbara Peterson (Minnesota)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Stretch Armstrong, Raw Power (bicycle sound effect).
What Was On TV:
Happy Days (ABC), Laverne & Shirley (ABC), M*A*S*H (CBS), Charlie's Angels (ABC), The Big Event (NBC), The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC), Baretta (ABC). One Day at a Time (CBS), Three's Company (ABC), All in the Family (CBS).


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Charlie's Angels made its debut in 1976. An American crime drama television series about three women who work for a private investigation agency, and is one of the first shows to showcase women in roles traditionally reserved for men. The original stars were Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Jaclyn Smith. The series was broadcast on the ABC Television Network from 1976 to 1981 and was one of the most successful series of the 1970s.

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