What Happened on October 10, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • NJ Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
  • Pat Burrell, American baseball player
  • Shane Doan, Eston, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)

Famous Deaths

  • Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)