On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1976

Historical Events

  • 130th Grand National: John Burke wins aboard Rag Trade; equal record 4th winner trained by Fred Rimell and 2nd winner owned by Pierre Raymond Bessone
  • 21st Eurovision Song Contest: Brotherhood of Man for United Kingdom wins singing "Save Your Kisses for Me" in The Hague
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game

Famous Birthdays

  • Drew Shirley, American Christian-rock guitarist (All Together Separate; Switchfoot, 2003-present), born in Key West, Florida
  • Keith Closs, American basketball center (LA Clippers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nicolas Escudé, French tennis player, coach (Davis Cup 2001), born in Chartres, France
  • Will Mellor, English actor (Hollyoaks), born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Johnstone, English brass band composer, dies at 75
1976 Highlights

About April 3, 1976

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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