What Happened on September 9, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • New Zealand government establishes the country’s first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state’s ability to gather information on its citizens

Famous Birthdays

  • Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer
  • Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer
  • Emma de Caunes, French film actress
  • Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor
  • Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar)
  • Mattias Ohlund, NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998)

Famous Deaths

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Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

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