What Happened on January 17, 1976

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

"I Write the Songs" cover by Barry Manilow hits #1

X Offender

Blondie release their debut single "X Offender" written by Debbie Harry and Gary Valentine

  • Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
1976 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aga Zaryan [Agnieszka Skrzypek], Polish jazz singer (A Book of Luminous Things), born in Warsaw, Poland
Born in 1976

Famous Deaths

  • Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/18]

About January 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen