On this day April 27th 1976…

- The day of my birth was also a Tuesday.
- The high that late April day in Mt. Clemens, MI. only reached 45
- The moon that night was a waning cresent
- It was also the year of…
THE FIRE DRAGON 1916 AND 1976
The Fire Dragon is a powerful force to be reckoned with. This is a Dragon doubled! The Fire Dragon can move from calm and collected to combustible in a matter of seconds. In some ways the Fire Dragon is his or her own worst enemy. These Dragons cannot help feeling they are valuable and all-knowing. When they are right their vehemence and vigor is an asset to the cause, and though they value objectivity, they do not always employ the best decision-making measures, and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. They also suffer from recklessness and quick tempers. Yet, when they do keep their temper, emotions, and rivaling spirit under control, they emanate a commanding influence on other people.
Rings pretty true for me!
- David Bowie is detained for several hours by customs officials at the border between Poland and the then-U.S.S.R for carrying Nazi memorabilia.

Also in 1976…
- 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence – I’m a bicentennial baby!
- Gerald Ford is president of the US
- The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence
- The Viking II sets down on Mars’ Utopia Plains
- Promising, “I will never lie to you,” Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States
- Israeli commandos rescue hostages from Entebbe, Uganda
- The Concorde begins flights from New York to Europe
- George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol
- Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray
- Freddie Prinze Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, 50 Cent, Fred Savage, and Shannon Elizabeth are born
- Cincinnati Reds win the World Series
- Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl X
- Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
- Rocky is the top grossing film
- Filming begins on George Lucas’ Star Wars
- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published
- The Eagles Their Greatest Hits compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum
- “Tonight’s The Night” by Rod Stewart spends the most time at the top of the US chart
- Charlie’s Angels and The Muppet Show premiere