What Happened on October 4, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
  • Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
  • Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers

Famous Birthdays

  • Alicia Silverstone, actress (Clueless, Batman Forever), born in San Francisco, California
  • Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
  • Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74