On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1976

Historical Events

  • Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer shot dead by the British Army as he drove in Belfast; his car out of control and kills 3 children, sparking "peace rallies" throughout the month by the 'Peace People'

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Depoli, American wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
1976 Highlights

About August 10, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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