Fun Facts & Trivia From 1976

Updated on December 8, 2018
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Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia.

In 1976, Perrier bottled water appeared on grocery store shelves for the first time.
In 1976, Perrier bottled water appeared on grocery store shelves for the first time.

What are some fun facts and trivia from 1976? For openers, the United States celebrated the Bicentennial, Jimmy Carter was elected the 39th President, and Perrier bottled water appeared on grocery store shelves for the first time. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple Computer, red M&Ms disappeared for eleven years, and Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for Rocky in three and a half days. A McDonald’s Big Mac cost 75¢, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, and “far out” was a slang term used to describe something that was so awesome that it was “out of this world.”

In 1976, pasta primavera and Black Forest cake were crowd-pleasers, Bubbling Brown Sugar opened on Broadway, and Barbara Peterson was crowned Miss USA. Popular baby names were Michael and Jennifer, T.J. Maxx and Ticketmaster were founded, and Happy Days (ABC) was the most popular television show.

Back in 1976, U.S. inflation was 5.75%, the average family income was $16,000, and a new house cost around $43,000. Filet mignon was $2.49 per pound, eggs were 97¢ a dozen, and Eight O’Clock Coffee was $1.69 for a one-pound bag.

In 1976, the Cher doll and the Green Machine were favorite Christmas gifts, NASA unveiled the first space shuttle to the public, and the $2.00 bill was reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury. Trinity was a national bestseller, Bold Forbes won the Kentucky Derby, and Tonight's The Night was the most popular song.

On the international stage, the supersonic Concorde began regular commercial service, the Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, James Callaghan became Britain’s Prime Minister, and the inflation rate in the UK was an alarming 16.5%.

Whether you’re a millennial, a 50-something, or a baby boomer, this article teaches you fun facts and trivia from 1976.

Table of Contents

For your convenience, I have divided this article into the following categories:

  1. The Cost of 50 American Grocery Items in 1976

  2. Major News Events

  3. Sports Trivia

  4. Miscellaneous Fun Facts & Trivia

  5. Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Books

  6. Popular Movies

  7. 1976/1977’s Most Popular Television Shows (according to Nielsen)

  8. Biggest Pop Artists

  9. Top Songs

  10. Heartthrobs & Hunks

  11. Famous People Who Were Born in 1976

  12. Famous People Who Died in 1976

  13. Popular Foods & Beverages

  14. America’s Biggest Companies

  15. Retailers from 1976 That No Longer Exist

In 1976, Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for Rocky in three and a half days.
In 1976, Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for Rocky in three and a half days.

1. The Cost of 50 American Grocery Items in 1976

  1. Aqua Net Hair Spray - 59 cents for a 13-ounce can

  2. Baby shampoo - 89 cents for a 32-ounce bottle

  3. Baking potatoes - Five pounds for 89 cents

  4. Bartlett pears - Three pounds for $1.00

  5. Bayer Aspirin - 100 for 88 cents

  6. Betty Crocker Cake Mix (assorted varieties) - 69 cents per box

  7. Blue Bonnet Margarine - One-pound package for 39 cents

  8. Boneless hams - $2.29 per pound

  9. Carnation Instant Milk - Two-pound box for $2.19

  10. Chicken breasts - 89 cents per pound

  11. Chicken legs - 69 cents per pound

  12. Chicken wings - 69 cents per pound

  13. Coca Cola - 64 ounces for 69 cents

  14. Colgate Toothpaste - Nine-ounce tube for 99 cents

  15. Del Monte Fruit Cocktail - 30-ounce can for 59 cents

  16. Duncan Hines Brownie Mix - 19-ounce box for 79 cents

  17. Efferdent Denture Tablets - 79 cents for a box of 40

  18. Eggplant - 25 cents per pound

  19. Eggs - 97 cents per dozen

  20. Eight O’Clock Coffee - $1.69 for a one-pound bag

  21. English muffins - Three 12-ounce packages for $1.00

  22. Filet mignon (USDA choice) - $2.49 per pound

  23. Friskies Cat Food (assorted varieties) - Five 15-ounce cans for 89 cents

  24. Hi-C Drinks - Three 46-ounce cans (grape or orange) for $1.00

  25. Hillshire Farms Polish Kielbasa - $1.39 per pound

  26. Keebler Chocolate Chip Cookies - 14-ounce package for 75 cents

  27. Libby Tomato Juice - 48-ounce can for 49 cents

  28. Marvel White Bread - Three 20-ounce loaves for $1.00

  29. Milk - $1.68 per gallon

  30. Mylanta Liquid - $1.19 for a 12-ounce bottle

  31. Nestle’s Quik - $1.49 for a two-pound can

  32. Pork for kabobs - $1.29 per pound

  33. Porterhouse steak - $1.67 per pound

  34. Q-Tips Cotton Swabs - 79 cents for a box of 400

  35. Red plums - 59 cents per pound

  36. 7Up (regular or sugar-free) - 64 ounces for 79 cents

  37. Royal Gelatin - Six three-ounce boxes for $1.00

  38. Seedless grapes - 49 cents per pound

  39. Seven Seas Salad Dressing (all varieties) - 16-ounce bottle for 69 cents

  40. Shell or ziti pasta - Three one-pound boxes for 88 cents

  41. Sirloin steak - $1.27 per pound

  42. Sliced bacon - $1.59 per pound

  43. Starkist Chunk Light Tuna - 6.5-ounce can for 49 cents

  44. Sweet corn - 10 ears for 79 cents

  45. T-bone steak - $1.59 per pound

  46. Uncle Ben’s Rice - 10 pounds for $2.99

  47. Valencia oranges - 10 for 99 cents

  48. Veal for kabobs - $1.39 per pound

  49. Vet’s Dog Food - 25-pound box for $4.99

  50. Viva Paper Towels - Roll of 122 sheets for 49 cents

In 1976, the United States celebrated the Bicentennial.
In 1976, the United States celebrated the Bicentennial.

2. Major News Events

Domestic news:

  1. In 1976, the United States celebrated the Bicentennial. DustyOldThing.com tells us that “The celebration itself included several events, such as a giant firework display in Washington D.C. that was nationally televised. There were also nautical parades in which an international fleet of large tall-masted sailing ships gathered in New York City and in Boston. Ceremonial currency was released, including Bicentennial versions of the quarter, the half dollar, and the dollar.”

  2. As part of for the bicentennial celebration, George Washington was posthumously promoted to the rank of six-star general.

  3. All quarters minted in 1976 were dated as 1776-1976.

  4. Japan donated 53 bonsai trees to the United States for its bicentennial.

  5. The $2.00 bill was reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.

  6. In November, Democrat Jimmy Carter was elected the 39th President of the United States. He defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and was the first U.S. President from the Deep South since the Civil War. Carter carried 23 states and the District of Columbia. He won 50.1% of the popular vote and 297 electoral votes.

  7. NASA unveiled the first space shuttle, the Enterprise, to the public.

  8. NASA’s Viking 1 Lander spacecraft arrived safely on Mars.

  9. Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. According to ThePeopleHistory.com, “Jobs and Wozniak created their company with the intention of developing small, easy to use computers that could be used at home or in offices, [and] what would later become known as the personal computer.” The first Apple computer reportedly sold for $666.66.

  10. Red Dye No. 2, a food coloring that was used in everything from ice cream to makeup, was pulled from the marketplace after Soviet scientists claimed that there was a potential link between the dye and cancer. Because of the ban, red M&Ms disappeared from 1976 to 1987.

  11. Legionnaires Disease sickened American Legion delegates in Philadelphia.

  12. The wine world changed forever when two California wines won top honors in Paris during a “blind wine tasting.”

  13. Water rationing was mandatory in Marin County, north of San Francisco.

  14. In its Dictionary of Official Titles, the U.S. Department of Labor upgraded “chef” from a domestic to a professional occupation.

  15. The price of a postage stamp was 13 cents.

  16. A gallon of gas cost 59 cents.

  17. The inflation rate was 5.75%.

  18. At year-end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 1,004.

  19. On November 24, 1976, the prime rate was 6.25%.

  20. The average cost of new house was $43,400.00.

  21. The average annual income was $16,000.00.

  22. The average monthly rent was $220.00.

International news:

  1. The world population was 4,080,000,000.

  2. The supersonic Concorde, built with funding from both the French and British governments, began regular commercial service. According to ThePeopleHistory.com, “The Concorde aircrafts could carry about 100 passengers and flew at much faster speeds than the typical aircraft. Its cruising speed was about 1,350 miles per hour and could travel between London and New York in just under three hours, cutting the travel time in half for most flights. The Concorde aircrafts were retired in 2003 as interest in the service declined due to safety concerns.”

  3. The 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, the first Canadian city to host the games. A total of 92 countries and 6,084 athletes participated in the 198 sporting events.

  4. The 1976 Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria. A total of 37 countries and 1,123 athletes participated in the 37 sporting events.

  5. James Callaghan became Britain’s Prime Minister.

  6. Hua Guofeng became the Chairman of the Communist party in China.

  7. Isabel Peron, the President of Argentina, was overthrown by a military coup.

  8. Riots in South Africa marked the beginning of the end to apartheid.

  9. Iceland and the United Kingdom came to an agreement over fishing rights in the North Atlantic, thus ending a series of conflicts known as the “Cod Wars.”

  10. The inflation rate in the UK was an alarming 16.5%.

  11. The British Pound and Italian Lira both lost value against the U.S. Dollar.

3. Sports Trivia

This information has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

  • World Series Champions - Cincinnati Reds
  • NFL Champions - Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NBA Champions - Boston Celtics
  • NCAA Football Champions - Pittsburgh
  • NCAA Basketball Champions - Indiana
  • Stanley Cup Champs - Montreal Canadiens
  • U.S. Open Golf - Jerry Pate
  • U.S. Tennis (men/women) - Jimmy Connors/Christine Marie Evert
  • Wimbledon (men/women) - Bjorn Borg/Chris Evert
  • Kentucky Derby - Bold Forbes

In 1976, Happy Days (ABC) was the most popular television show.
In 1976, Happy Days (ABC) was the most popular television show.

4. Miscellaneous Fun Facts & Trivia

  1. American billionaire Howard Hughes died at the age of 70.

  2. Edna Lewis published her cooking classic “The Taste of Southern Cooking.”

  3. The life expectancy for women was 76.8 years and for men 69.1 years.

  4. The most popular song was Tonight's The Night by Rod Stewart.

  5. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for Rocky in three and a half days. The film’s cast included Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, and Burt Young.

  6. Perrier bottled water was introduced in the United States. Priceonomics.com tells us that “Perrier’s [ad] campaign created a massive new market for the American beverage industry, and it still serves as a playbook for how to convince people to pay for water. At the same time, it does not fully account for what remains an even greater mystery: the enduring appeal of bottled water.”

  7. New York's 21 Club hired its first waitress to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit.

  8. The “Stretch Armstrong” doll, made of latex rubber and filled with gelled corn syrup, was introduced.

  9. An 87-pound dolphin was caught by rod and reel off the coast of Costa Rica, setting a world record.

  10. Hotel California was released by the Eagles and was one of the best-selling albums of all time. (Record albums came before CDs.)

  11. The first punk rock bands appeared.

  12. The Canadian National Tower (CN Tower) in downtown Toronto, Canada was completed and is still the tallest structure in the world. It is 1,815 feet high and has 150 floors.

  13. Frontier Airlines hired Emily Howell Warner, America’s first female pilot.

  14. A group of Minnesota-based companies started the “Five Percent Club,” now known as the Keystone Program. The “Club” pledged to donate 5% of pre-tax dollars to various charitable organizations.

  15. The ink-jet printer was invented.

  16. Writer Tom Wolfe named the 1970s the “Me Decade.”

  17. Andre the Giant drank 119 12-ounce cans of beer in six hours, setting a world record.

  18. The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $110,000.

  19. Hollywood Star Magazine (1976-1981) was launched.

  20. Here are some Broadway shows that opened in 1976: Bubbling Brown Sugar, California Suite, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Oh! Calcutta!, Pal Joey, Porgy and Bess, The Night of the Iguana, The Threepenny Opera, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  21. The following companies were launched in 1976: 1-800-Flowers, Acer, Inc., Anime Sound Production, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Bebe Stores, Belmond, Bennigan’s, Berkeley Group Holdings, Bowlplex, Britannia Holdings, Fantagraphics Books, Finish Line, Inc., Flannels, Genentech, HomeGoods, Kate Spade & Company, MetLife Foundation, Midway Airlines, Price Club, Sanctuary Records Group, SAS Shoemakers, Sparrow Records, SpeakerCraft, St. Jude Medical, T.J. Maxx, The Prince’s Trust, Ticketmaster, Trek Bicycle Corporation, United Drugs, Vinamilk, Vision Street Wear, and Windham Hill Records.

  22. Here are some of McDonald’s menu prices from 1976:

  • Big Mac (75 cents),

  • Quarter Pounder (70 cents)

  • Quarter Pounder with Cheese (75 cents)

  • Filet-O-Fish (65 cents)

  • Hamburger (30 cents)

  • Cheeseburger (40 cents)

  • Medium French Fries (45 cents)

  • Hot Apple Pie (45 cents)

  • Medium Strawberry and Chocolate Shakes (45 cents)

  • Medium Soft Drinks (30 cents)

In 1976, the “Stretch Armstrong” doll was introduced.
In 1976, the “Stretch Armstrong” doll was introduced.

5. Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Books

This book trivia has been made available courtesy of PublishersWeekly.com.

Bestselling fiction:

1. Trinity by Leon Uris

2. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

3. Dolores by Jacqueline Susann

4. Storm Warning by Jack Higgins

5. The Deep by Peter Benchley

6. 1876 by Gore Vidal

7. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut

8. The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins

9. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart

10. A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

Bestselling non-fiction:

1. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

2. Roots by Alex Haley

3. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

4. Passages: The Predictable Crises of Adult Life by Gail Sheehy

5. Born Again by Charles W. Colson

6. The Grass ls Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

7. Angels: God's Secret Agents by Billy Graham

8. Blind Ambition: The White House Years by John Dean

9. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality by Shere Hite

10. The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate by Leon Jaworski

6. Popular Movies

These fun facts have been made available courtesy of IMDB.com.

  1. All the President's Men

  2. Bound For Glory

  3. Carrie

  4. The Enforcer

  5. Freaky Friday

  6. Logan's Run

  7. The Man Who Fell to Earth

  8. Marathon Man

  9. Network

  10. The Omen

  11. The Outlaw Josey Wales

  12. Rocky

  13. Silver Streak

  14. Taxi Driver

In 1976, the $2.00 bill was reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.
In 1976, the $2.00 bill was reintroduced by the U.S. Treasury.

7. 1976/1977’s Most Popular Television Shows (according to Nielsen)

1. Happy Days (ABC)

2. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)

3. M*A*S*H (CBS)

4. Charlie's Angels (ABC)

5. The Big Event (NBC)

6. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)

7. ABC Sunday Night Movie (ABC)

8. Baretta (ABC)

9. One Day at a Time (CBS)

10. Three's Company (ABC)

8. Biggest Pop Artists

This music trivia has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

Barry Manilow, The Bay City Rollers, The Bee Gees, Boz Scaggs, The Captain & Tennille, The Commodores, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Wright, Johnnie Taylor, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kiss, Lou Rawls, Natalie Cole, Neil Sedaka, The O'Jays, Olivia Newton-John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ohio Players, Paul Simon, Peter Frampton, Queen, Rod Stewart, Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn, Silver Convention, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder, The Sylvers, Tavares, and Wild Cherry

9. Top Songs

1. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart

2. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings

3. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee

4. Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor

5. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

6. Oh, What A Night - The Four Seasons

7. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

8. Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans

9. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

10. Love Hangover - Diana Ross

11. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

12. Shake Your Booty - KC & The Sunshine Band

13. A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy

14. Disco Duck (Part 1) - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots

15. I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow

In 1976, Black Forest cake was a  crowd-pleaser.
In 1976, Black Forest cake was a crowd-pleaser.

10. Heartthrobs & Hunks

These fun facts and trivia from 1976 have been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us and IMDB.com.

Heartthrobs included Jacqueline Bisset, Christie Brinkley, Carol Burnett, Valerie Bertinelli, Diahann Carroll, Angie Dickinson, Farrah Fawcett, Karen Graham, Margaux Hemingway, Lauren Hutton, Kate Jackson, Beverly Johnson, Jessica Lange, Mary Tyler Moore, Dolly Parton, Bernadette Peters, Suzanne Pleshette, Diana Ross, Jacquelyn Smith, Suzanne Somers, and Lindsay Wagner.

Hunks included Michael Caine, Clint Eastwood, Erik Estrada, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, and John Travolta.

11. Famous People Who Were Born in 1976

  1. Ryan Reynolds - actor

  2. Reese Witherspoon - actress

  3. Like Bryan - singer and songwriter

  4. Jonathan Brandis - actor

  5. Emma Bunton - Spice Girls’ singer

  6. Jonathan Nolan - screenwriter, director, and producer

  7. Jack Dorsey - co-founder of Twitter

  8. Neri Oxman - architect

  9. Erin Burnett - news anchor

  10. Cha Tae-hyun - South Korean actor

  11. Mark Webber - racing driver

  12. Emma Willis - television presenter

  13. Kwon Sang-woo - South Korean actor

  14. Ruby Lin - Taiwanese actress

  15. Koyuki - actress and model

  16. Josh Schwartz - screenwriter

  17. J. C. Sum - magician

  18. Melissa Hart - actress

  19. Brad Stevens - basketball player and coach

  20. Andrew Ng - artificial intelligence researcher

12. Famous People Who Died in 1976

  1. Agatha Christie - author

  2. Alexander Lippisch - scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics

  3. Barbara Nichols - actress

  4. Carl Peter Henrik Dam - a Danish biochemist who jointly discovered vitamin K in 1939

  5. Dalton Trumbo - writer

  6. Edgar Pangborn - sci-fi author

  7. Freddie Lennon - father of John Lennon (Beatles)

  8. George Whipple - scientist

  9. Katharine Byron - U.S. congresswoman

  10. Lee J. Cobb - actor

  11. Martha Saalfeld - writer

  12. Max Carey - baseball player

  13. Howard Hughes - eccentric billionaire

  14. James McCartney - father of Paul McCartney

  15. Philip A Heart - Democratic Senator from Michigan

In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple Computer.
In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple Computer.

13. Popular Foods & Beverages

  • Black forest cake
  • Carrot cake
  • Cheese balls and logs
  • Crepes
  • Deviled eggs
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Homemade Chex Mix
  • Hungry Man Frozen Entrees
  • Jello salads
  • Pasta primavera
  • Spam
  • Tab
  • Watergate salad
  • Zucchini bread

14. America’s Biggest Companies

  1. Exxon Mobil

  2. General Motors

  3. Texaco

  4. Ford Motor

  5. Mobil

  6. Chevron Texaco

  7. IBM

  8. Gulf Oil

  9. General Electric

  10. Chrysler

  11. ITT Industries

  12. Amoco

  13. U.S. Steel

  14. Shell Oil

  15. Atlantic Richfield

  16. Conoco

  17. DuPont

  18. AT&T Technologies

  19. Procter & Gamble

  20. CBS

  21. Union Carbide

  22. Tenneco Automotive

  23. Goodyear Tire & Rubber

  24. Navistar International

  25. ConocoPhillips

15. Retailers from 1976 That No Longer Exist

  1. Arthur Andersen (one of the “Big Five” accounting firms)

  2. Bradlees (discount department store chain)

  3. Buster Brown (shoe retailer)

  4. Crazy Eddie (consumer electronics chain)

  5. E.F. Hutton (stock brokerage firm)

  6. Eastern Airlines

  7. FAO Schwarz (toy store chain)

  8. Fashion Bug (women’s apparel retailer)

  9. Flayva (shoe store chain)

  10. General Foods (not to be confused with General Mills)

  11. Howard Johnson’s (restaurant chain)

  12. Paine Webber (brokerage firm)

  13. PanAm (airline)

  14. Sam Goody (music and entertainment retailer)

  15. TWA (airline)

  16. Thom McAn (shoe store chain)

  17. Tower Records

  18. Waldenbooks

  19. Woolworth’s (five-and-dime store chain)

In 1976, the Green Machine was a favorite Christmas gift.
In 1976, the Green Machine was a favorite Christmas gift.

© 2018 Gregory DeVictor

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  • Robert Sacchi profile image

    Robert Sacchi 

    3 months ago

    Yes, music is a good way to tell what is trendy at a given time.

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    Gregory DeVictor 

    3 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    I did not know that about “Philadelphia Freedom.” I can remember listening to that song a gazillion times on the radio though. I just thought it was about Philly’s role in the Declaration of Independence.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    3 months ago

    Yes, it was very popular at the time. It was about the professional tennis team based in Philadelphia. Tennis gained a lot of popularity at the time. The New York team was the Sets, but that's another story.

  • Gregory DeVictor profile imageAUTHOR

    Gregory DeVictor 

    3 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    Do you remember Elton John’s song Philadelphia Freedom? It was very, very popular in Philly back in 1976. Very popular indeed.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    3 months ago

    Don't quote me but I think it was ABC that did it. In 1975/76 everything went Bicentennial. Interestingly there wasn't much in the way of songs for the Bicentennial.

  • Gregory DeVictor profile imageAUTHOR

    Gregory DeVictor 

    3 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    I didn’t know that about "The Bicentennial Minute.” I taught in the Philadelphia Public Schools for years and remember seeing Independence Mall many times.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    3 months ago

    The Bicentennial Year. It started before that but one TV station each night had "The Bicentennial Minute". In one episode of Maude their maid, told them as a British subject she felt it her duty to "Boo" during "The Bicentennial Minute".

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    Gregory DeVictor 

    3 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    You are welcome Robert.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    3 months ago

    Thanks for the memories.

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    Gregory DeVictor 

    3 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    Mary, thank you for your comment. This series of articles has been a real learning experience.

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    Mary Norton 

    3 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    Oh my. Memories. Nostalgia. Just flooding in as I read through your hub. This is really very engaging.

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    Gregory DeVictor 

    3 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    Liz, thank you for your comment. Based on my research, I learned that Perrier was first exported to the U.S. in 1976. Wow, that was really something about your brother drinking too much Perrier on the French holiday. When I was going to school in France, I don’t know if I drank Perrier or not. I’m sure that it was sold at Carrefour, the supermarket in Grenoble where all of us shopped. I’m glad that you are enjoying this series of articles. They are a real challenge.

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    Liz Westwood 

    3 months ago from UK

    We had a heatwave in the UK in 1976 and water ran short. I have memories of drinking bottled Perrier in France before this time. My brother drank so much on one French holiday that he had to see a doctor! Was 1976 the year it was exported globally? I am enjoying this series of articles.

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