What Happened on April 2, 1976

Historical Events

  • Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds Prince Sihanouk as Premier

Sports History

Oakland Athletics trade 2 key members from recent World Series C'ship team, sending outfielder Reggie Jackson and pitcher Ken Holtzman to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Don Baylor and pitchers Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell

  • Portuguese constitution assumed

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan McMullin, American independent candidate for President (2016), born in Provo, Utah
  • Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer (US Masters 2007 runner-up, 6 PGA Tour titles, born in Durban, RSA

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), dies at 74
1976 Highlights

About April 2, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
  • UK #1 Song: Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood Of Man