On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1976

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
  • 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? 44 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo