What Happened on October 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
  • Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings v NZ

Famous Birthdays

  • Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70