What Happened on February 13, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo becomes military ruler of Nigeria
  • Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 hours

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
  • Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist

Famous Deaths

  • Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, is assassinated at 37