On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 Phils win 18-16 in 10, 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