1976 is a year in the 20th century.
- Date unknown: 8-year-old Marty McFly sets the living room rug on fire. In the timeline before Marty's first visit to 1955, his parents gave him a severe punishment that he would remember until he was a teenager. In the alternate timeline after Marty visits 1955 and returns, however, his parents "go easy on him". In both the 1986A and the 1986B timeline, Marty despite his upbringing would still set fire to the living room rug.