On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1976

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Baseball 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


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? 45 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries