On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1976

Historical Events

Music History

"The Who" drummer Keith Moon collapses and is hospitalized in Miami

  • Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Brendan Bayliss, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Umphrey's McGee), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Erick Lindgren, American poker player (WSOP Player of the Year 2008), born in Burney, California
  • Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers), born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
  • Will Friedle, American actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love), born in Hartford, Connecticut
1976 Highlights

About August 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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