What Happened on January 5, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
  • Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
  • Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
  • In retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus in County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Diego Trist├ín, Spanish footballer
  • Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)

Famous Deaths

  • Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)