• From coast to coast, the United States celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The US celebrates the Bicentennial.
• Jimmy Carter defeats incumbent Gerald Ford, becoming the first candidate from the Deep South to win since the Civil War. He’s also Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.
• The Supreme Court says that the death penalty is neither cruel nor unusual and is a constitutionally acceptable form of punishment.
• The Viking 1 landed on Mars successfully. (NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1.)
• The Son of Sam also known as the .44 Caliber Killer, David Berkowitz terrorizes NYC from July 1976 until his arrest in August 1977.
• A car bomb fatally injures Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver,” and “Network”
• T.V.: “Happy Days,”” M*A*S*H,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Six Million Dollar Man”
• Hotties and Fashion icons were Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter, Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley
• The first commercial Concorde flight takes off.
• The Steelers won Super Bowl X and the cost of a Super Bowl ad was 110-thousand dollars.
• Writer Tom Wolfe declared the 70’s as the “Me Decade”
• IBM introduces the first Laser printer.
• “Apple” becomes a company.
• The favorite toys were Stretch Armstrong and the bicycle sound effect Raw Power
• From the album A Night On The Town
• The song features whispers from Britt Ekland who was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.
• The song was the 66th video to be played on the debut of MTV on 1 August 1981
• Stewart was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and on October 11, 2005, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (star number 2093)
• This is his second number 1 song.
• Here’s Rod Stewart with “Tonight’s The Night” your #1 @ 1 from December 1976.