On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1976

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong Cawley wins her second WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 5–7, 6–3

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NL greatest comeback: trailing 12-1, Philadelphia Phillies beat Chicago Cubs, 18-16 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field; Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Nesic, Serbian-French-American actor, born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Monet Mazur, American actress and musician, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
1976 Highlights

About April 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries