Class of 1976

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Class of 1977


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1976 Historical Events

Gas Price:
$0.61/gallon

U.S. Energy Information Administration

38th President:
Gerald Ford

Served from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977 (2 years)
World Series Winner:
Cincinnati Reds (NL)

Defeated the Boston Red Sox (AL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl X Winner:
Pittsburgh Steelers

Defeated the Dallas Cowboys with a score of 21-17
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Jimmy Carter

From USA
Nation celebrates Bicentennial.
(July 4, 1976)

Entertainment

For 1976 movies, Rocky came out on top. It grossed over $117,235,147 to make it the most popular movie of 1976. Among 1976 TV shows, All in the Family was the most popular for the year.

 

Top Movies from 1976

  • Rocky
  • A Star is Born
  • All the President's Men
  • The Omen
  • King Kong
  • Silver Streak
  • The Enforcer
  • The Bad News Bears
 

Top Songs from 1976

  • Silly Love Songs, Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John and Kiki Dee
  • Disco Lady, Johnnie Taylor
  • December, 1963, Four Seasons
  • Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
  • Kiss And Say Goodbye, Manhattans
  • Love Machine, The Miracles

Billboard Top Songs from 1976

All of the 1976 hits below topped the 1976 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1976 top songs?

RankArtistSong
1.WingsSilly Love Songs
2.Elton John and Kiki DeeDon't Go Breaking My Heart
3.Johnnie TaylorDisco Lady
4.Four SeasonsDecember, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
5.Wild CherryPlay That Funky Music
6.ManhattansKiss And Say Goodbye
7.The MiraclesLove Machine (Part 1)
8.Paul Simon50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
9.Gary WrightLove Is Alive
10.Walter Murphy and The Big Apple BandA Fifth Of Beethoven
11.Daryl Hall and John OatesSara Smile
12.Starland Vocal BandAfternoon Delight
13.Barry ManilowI Write The Songs
14.Silver ConventionFly, Robin, Fly
15.Diana RossLove Hangover
16.Seals and CroftsGet Closer
17.Andrea True ConnectionMore, More, More
18.QueenBohemian Rhapsody
19.Dorothy MooreMisty Blue
20.SylversBoogie Fever
21.England Dan and John Ford ColeyI'd Really Love To See You Tonight
22.Hot ChocolateYou Sexy Thing
23.NazarethLove Hurts
24.Silver ConventionGet Up And Boogie
25.EaglesTake It To The Limit
26.K.C. and The Sunshine Band(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
27.CommodoresSweet Love
28.Maxine NightingaleRight Back Where We Started From
29.Rhythm HeritageTheme From "S.W.A.T"
30.Ohio PlayersLove Rollercoaster
31.Bee GeesYou Should Be Dancing
32.Lou RawlsYou'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
33.David BowieGolden Years
34.StarbuckMoonlight Feels Right
35.Dr. HookOnly Sixteen
36.Bellamy BrothersLet Your Love Flow
37.Gary WrightDream Weaver
38.Vicki Sue RobinsonTurn The Beat Around
39.Captain and TennilleLonely Night (Angel Face)
40.Eric CarmenAll By Myself
41.Donna SummerLove To Love You Baby
42.Donny and Marie OsmondDeep Purple
43.Diana RossTheme From "Mahogany"
44.RufusSweet Thing
45.K.C. and The Sunshine BandThat's The Way I Like It
46.Dr. HookA Little Bit More
47.Henry GrossShannon
48.ChicagoIf You Leave Me Now
49.Boz ScaggsLowdown
50.Peter FramptonShow Me The Way
51.AerosmithDream On
52.O'JaysI Love Music (Pt. 1)
53.Fleetwood MacSay You Love Me
54.Paul AnkaTimes Of Your Life
55.Cliff RichardDevil Woman
56.Elvin BishopFooled Around And Fell In Love
57.C.W. McCallConvoy
58.John SebastianWelcome Back
59.Earth, Wind and FireSing A Song
60.TavaresHeaven Must Be Missing An Angel
61.Brothers JohnsonI'll Be Good To You
62.Captain and TennilleShop Around
63.Bay City RollersSaturday Night
64.Elton JohnIsland Girl
65.Staple SingersLet's Do It Again
66.WingsLet 'Em In
67.Wing and A Prayer Fife and Drum CorpsBaby Face
68.George BensonThis Masquerade
69.Electric Light OrchestraEvil Woman
70.SilverWham Bam
71.Keith CarradineI'm Easy
72.Harold Melvin and The BluenotesWake Up Everybody (Pt. 1)
73.WarSummer
74.John TravoltaLet Her In
75.SweetFox On The Run
76.Fleetwood MacRhiannon (Will You Ever Win)
77.BeatlesGot To Get You Into My Life
78.Bee GeesFanny (Be Tender With My Love)
79.Earth, Wind and FireGetaway
80.Daryl Hall and John OatesShe's Gone
81.Beach BoysRock And Roll Music
82.OrleansStill The One
83.QueenYou're My Best Friend
84.Jefferson StarshipWith Your Love
85.FoghatSlow Ride
86.Ohio PlayersWho'd She Coo
87.David RuffinWalk Away From Love
88.Peter FramptonBaby, I Love Your Way
89.Candi StatonYoung Hearts Run Free
90.Neil SedakaBreaking Up's Hard To Do
91.Bay City RollersMoney Honey
92.ParliamentTear The Roof Off The Sucker
93.Larry GroceJunk Food Junkie
94.Barry ManilowTryin' To Get The Feeling Again
95.KissRock And Roll All Nite
96.Rick DeesDisco Duck
97.Thin LizzyThe Boys Are Back In Town
98.Steve Miller BandTake The Money And Run
99.WhoSqueeze Box
100.Glen CampbellCountry Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1976

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda
  4. Karen
  5. Patricia

Guys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James
  4. Robert
  5. John

Class of 1976 Yearbook

Class of 1976 Reunion

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Class of 1976: If are part of the 1976 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit Classmates.com® to find old friends from the class of 1976 and reconnect with fellow class of '76 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1976 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1976, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

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