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 Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
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)