What Happened on December 8, 1976

Historical Events

  • Asylum Records releases The Eagles fifth studio album "Hotel California"; it spawns two #1 singles and sells over 30 million copies

Election of Interest

UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim Secretary-General

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominic Monaghan, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Lost), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter, born in Dublin, Ireland
1976 Highlights

About December 8, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy